Serving veterans for 25 years

Laketran Mark Sweeney
Mark Sweeney relies on Laketran’s Veterans Medical Transport.

By Kelli Comer

In partnership with the Lake County Veterans Service Commission and Lake County Board of Commissioners, Laketran has operated a special Veterans Medical Transportation service for 25 years, ensuring local veterans have accessible transportation to and from important medical appointments.

The program guarantees Lake County veterans have access to Veterans Affairs appointments, healthcare and more by providing free door-to-door transportation to veterans and their spouses. They can travel to any medical facility in Lake County and to Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals in University Circle.

The transportation program has grown to provide over 10,000 medical trips annually. Local veterans must register with the Veterans Service Commission to be eligible for the free transportation.

Perry resident Mark Sweeney served in the U.S. Army in the early 1980s. He has relied on the Veterans Medical Transportation service for the past three years since moving to Lake County. “I don’t have a car and people are not always reliable to get me to my medical appointments,” Mark shares. “This program helps me get the care I need.”

For more information on Laketran’s Veterans Medical Transportation program, call 440-354-6100 or visit For more information about the services offered by Lake County Veterans Service Commission, visit or to register for Veterans Medical Transportation, call 440-350-2904.