Location:

619 Lafayette Rd N
Suite 311
St. Paul, MN 55130

Office: 651.383.8048

Fax:  800-447-1967

Call Us:

24-Hr Emergency: 651.352.1663


Programs

TRAP RIDE PROGRAM

The Trap Ride Program provides low-cost transportation of a disabled person's assistive mobility device in situations where the consumer and/or chair are stranded and/or separated due to emergency situations

Assisted mobility device and scooter transport takes place in the following situations:

  1. When an assistive mobility device breaks down or the battery dies while away from home.

  2. When a medical emergency arises requiring a person to be transported to the hospital by ambulance, becoming separated from their assistive mobility device.

  3. Other emergency situations requiring a person to become separated from an assistive mobility device and/or if a motorized vehicle is stranded.

MEDS has recently benefitted from the generosity of HealthEast Medical Transportation Service, who donated an ambulance and a wheelchair accessible van to the Minnesota Emergency Disability Services. 

Trapride uses our Command Center to transport disabled wheelchairs. 

Contact us about Trapride for more details.

DISABILITY DISASTER RELIEF

This program provides disaster relief services during natural disasters, such as tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and other acts of nature, resulting in loss of power or traditional forms of communication.

We provide emergency communications through the use of two-way radios and other wireless communications devices, such as internet, and satellite using a fully-equipped field command center.   

The disaster relief program contains several components including emergency:

  1. Communications

  2. Power

  3. Medical Supplies

  4. Transport

We provide the services without cost to the community by utilizing funds raised through donations, fundraising events, grants and other fundraising avenues available to nonprofit organizations.

For more information contact us.

WHEELCHAIR SAFETY LIGHTING PROGRAM

Startling statistics from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety show that in the past five years, two out of the 175 pedestrians who were killed in Minnesota and 183 of the 4,405 pedestrians who were injured were using a wheelchair or other assistive nobility device. 

The mobility awareness safety system allows physically challenged consumers to navigate outdoors safely while in traffic, inclement weather, or other adverse conditions such as low visibility due to fog or poor lighting.

This system makes drivers aware that a physically challenged person is in the area.

This system is an add-on lighting harness for assistive mobility devices that can include an optional safety horn.  There are two different system configurations:

  1. A basic running light comprised of headlights and taillights.
  2. A series of safety flashing lights.  

For more information, contact us.

slide show of car vs wheelchair accidents justifying why there is a TrapRide program