‘Carepool’ service provides rides for people with disabilities, the elderly

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – A new ride service in our area is helping people with disabilities and those who are older get where they need to go safely.

Carepool gives people rides to work, grocery shopping, medical visits, and now… to get COVID-19 tests.

Drivers always wear masks, sanitize their cars, and put barriers between the front and back seats.

Plus, rides can be covered through some insurances.

The company partners with MCO’s, IRIS, DWD, DVR, and other state departments, in addition to private payers.

And usually, you are able to ride with the same driver each time.

People who knowingly have COVID-19 are even able to request a ride to their medical appointments.

In this situation, if the driver is exposed to the virus the company has protocols in place to prevent it from spreading.

The service is partnered with both Gundersen Health System and Mayo Clinic Health System.

To learn more, become a rider or driver, just visit carepool.us.