The St John Health Shuttle is a free community service that transports people to essential medical and health-related appointments, and then brings them home again.

The Health Shuttle is a free community service that transports people to essential medical and health-related appointments, and then brings them home again. There’s no charge for shuttle transport, however a donation is appreciated to cover costs.

If you’re interested in working for the Health Shuttle service as a volunteer, call toll free on 0800 000 606, or complete an online request >>

Our Health Shuttle service is often used by older people who live alone and no longer drive. It’s also used by people who are too unwell to drive and those who can’t physically access other transport options. St John Health Shuttles are not available in all areas across New Zealand.  St John Health Shuttles are currently available in:

Waitakere, Hamilton, Thames, Waihi, Whangamata, Rotorua, Tauranga,  Dannevirke, Feilding, Marton, Otaki, Pahiatua;  and

Motueka, Nelson, Marlborough, North Canterbury, Ashburton, Central Otago, Gore, Northern Southland, Winton, Otautau.

St John Health Shuttle in action

St John Health Shuttle in action

Reasons to use the service include doctor visits, dental appointments, specialist appointments, hospital day-stays for minor surgery and any other types of health appointments.

Health Shuttles run at different times, depending on what each community needs. Like our other community programmes, the service is staffed by St John volunteers. If you’re interested in becoming one of our volunteer drivers, we’d like to hear from you.


Enquire about using the Health Shuttle service
To find out more about St John Health Shuttle or to book a journey, call toll free on 0800 000 606


Become a Health Shuttle volunteer
If you’re interested in working for the Health Shuttle service as a volunteer, call toll free on 0800 000 606, or complete an online request >>


For more information
Download our printable brochure here>>

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