Veterans Transportation Program (VTP)
VA’s Veterans Transportation Program (VTP) offers Veterans many travel solutions to and from their VA health care facilities. This program offers these services at little or no costs to eligible Veterans through the following services:
Veterans Transportation Service
The Veterans Transportation Service (VTS) provides safe and reliable transportation to Veterans who require assistance traveling to and from VA health care facilities and authorized non-VA health care appointments. VTS also partners with service providers in local communities to serve Veterans’ transportation needs. Partners include:
Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs)
Local and national non-profit groups
Federal, state and local transportation services
Learn more about the VTS program.
The Beneficiary Travel (BT) program reimburses eligible Veterans for costs incurred while traveling to and from VA health care facilities. The BT program may also provide pre-approved transportation solutions and arrange special mode transportation (SMT) at the request of VA. Veterans may be eligible for common carrier transportation (such as bus, taxi, airline or train) under certain conditions.
See if you qualify for Beneficiary Travel.
Transportation from Newington VA, 555 Willard Ave Newington, CT to other VA locations- Cost – Free
APPROXIMATE DEPARTURE TIMES ARE LISTED BELOW
Newington VA to West Haven
Collection area is located outside Urgent Care Waiting Room
7:30 AM (State of CT Bus)
11:30 am (Northampton)
12:40 PM (State of CT Bus)
1:30 PM (Rocky Hill Stop)
5:00 PM (Rocky Hill Stop)
Newington VA to Rocky Hill Vet Center
9:45 AM (State of CT Bus)
11:15 AM (State of CT Bus)
3:00 PM (State of CT Bus)
Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network
Operates in the Greater Hartford area, including Newington, parts of Tolland and Middlesex Counties providing transportation to and from the Newington VA. Also Shuttle from Newington VA to West Haven VA.
A five day lead time is necessary. Rides from 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM Last ride leaves Newington at 1 PM Cost - Free
DAV operates a fleet of vehicles around the country to provide free transportation to VA medical facilities for injured and ill veterans. DAV stepped in to help veterans get the care they need when the federal government terminated its program that helped many of them pay for transportation to and from medical facilities. The vans are driven by volunteers, and the rides coordinated by almost 200 Hospital Service Coordinators around the country.
DAV has purchased 2,496 vehicles, worth nearly $53 million, that have been donated to Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers nationwide since the program began in 1987 to ensure that injured or ill veterans are able to get to their medical appointments.
To find out whether there is a van near you use the DAV Hospital Service Coordinator Directory to contact your nearest HSC for information or assistance. Please remember that the DAV Transportation Network is staffed by volunteers; therefore, it is unable to cover every community. We hope we can help you.