Central MN Transportation Program
Serving the counties of Todd, Stearns, Morrison, Benton, Sherburne, Wright, Meeker, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, and Kanabec counties
The Central MN DAV Transportation Program serves ambulatory, non-wheelchair-bound Veterans to and from medical appointments. Vehicles are stationed at the St. Cloud VA, Buffalo, Brainerd, Milaca, and Mora.
St. Cloud: There are two vehicles assigned for medical appointment transportation and one vehicle for a daily run to the Adult Day Healthcare program. These vehicles will travel by appointment only to the Minneapolis VA for appointments on an as-needed basis as there is no longer a scheduled bus from the St. Cloud VA to the Minneapolis VA.
Wright, Mille Lacs, and Kanabec Counties: These vehicles travel to both the St. Cloud VA and Minneapolis VA as well as VA Choice appointments. To schedule a ride for any of these vehicles please call the Hospital Service Coordinator (HSC) Nicole at 320-252-1670 ext. 6676.
Brainerd: This vehicle routinely travels to the Brainerd VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) as well as the St. Cloud and Minneapolis VAs. To schedule a ride, contact the Crow Wing CVSO at 218-824-1058.
Meet your Central Minnesota Hospital Service Coordinator Nicole Ballou!
The Central Minnesota Transportation coordinator, Nicole Ballou, grew up in Central Minnesota and graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School. Prior to being hired by the DAV of Minnesota in November 2022, Nicole worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Trained Medication Aide for nine years in the Central Minnesota area. Nicole has a terrific family and enjoys hunting, fishing, demolition derbies and anything to get her outside with her husband, son, and her German Shepherds in her spare time. She loves that this position allows her to help and serve others.