Individual Program Description Central MN Transportation Program
The Central MN DAV Transportation Program serves ambulatory, non-wheelchair bound, veterans to and from medical appointments. The program incorporates vehicles stationed out of the St. Cloud VA as well as vehicles stationed in Buffalo, Brainerd and Milaca.
Out of the St. Cloud VA there are two vehicles assigned for medical appointment transportation and one vehicle for a daily run to the Adult Day Health Care program. These vehicles do not travel to the MSP VA due to a daily bus traveling from the STC VA to the MSP VA. The vehicles stationed in Wright and Mille Lacs County travel to both the STC VA and MSP VA as well as VA Choice appointments. To schedule a ride for any of these vehicles please call the Transportation Coordinator Stephanie at 320-252-1670 ext 6676. The vehicle stationed in Brainerd routinely travels to the Brainerd VA Clinic as well as the STC VA and is scheduled by the Crow Wing CVSO at 218-824-1058.
Central MN Service Area
These vehicles serve primarily Todd, Stearns, Morrison, Benton, Sherburne, Wright, Meeker, Crow Wing and Mille Lacs counties along with northern Kandiyohi and southwest Aitkin counties, dependent on need and availability. Veterans who border the listed counties may still qualify depending on availability if ample notice is given for appointments.
Central MN Hospital Service Coordinator Bio- Stephanie Zeimetz
The St. Cloud Transportation Coordinator, Stephanie Zeimetz, grew up in central Minnesota graduating from Holdingford High School. She spent 6 years living in Ft. Sill, OK with her family before returning to the area. During that time, she volunteered with the H-26 FA 214th Fires Brigade FRG as Treasurer and received a Presidential Volunteer Award as well as a Molly Pitcher Award in 2012.
She has numerous family members currently in the military including her twin brother with the United States Air Force and many family members previously in the military. Stephanie started with DAV in August 2016 after working four years doing medical billing and is grateful to once again work with Veterans. In her spare time, she spends time with her three kids (two boys and a girl), is an avid photographer, enjoys gardening and bowling.