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Esher & Claygate Car Service

We can drive you to your medical appointment – call us 07501 029237.

Our volunteers drive Esher and Claygate residents to medical appointments at GP surgeries, dentists, opticians, physiotherapists, podiatrists and small nearby hospitals, such as Cobham and Molesey. For most local appointments, they will collect you from your home, drive you (and a partner if you wish to take someone with you) to the appointment, wait for you, and then drive you home. For appointments at larger local hospitals, such as Kingston and Epsom, we can take residents but not wait or bring you back – so you will have to make separate arrangements to get home by taxi, public transport or with a friend/family member.

To book a driver for your appointment, call 07501 029237 and leave a message. Or you can ask a receptionist at a local GP surgery to call us if you prefer. We will then return your call and discuss the arrangements. Please contact us at least 48 hours in advance, as it is difficult to find drivers at short notice – although if you have an urgent last-minute appointment, we will do our best to find a driver.

All our volunteers have been checked by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), and have provided satisfactory references. Our volunteers use their own cars, which means we can take clients with walking frames, but not wheelchairs. If you have a Blue Badge, please bring it with you. If your appointment is cancelled or altered, please call us straight away.

What does it cost?

For surgery and clinic trips within Esher and Claygate we suggest a donation of £3. For hospital trips, we suggest £5, plus any parking or other charges.

Volunteers needed

We are always looking for more volunteers to help us run this valuable service. Can you spare a few hours a month, at times to suit yourself, to help us? All you need is a clean driving licence, use of a car and an interest in helping people in your local community. We also ask you to help with taking the bookings for two weeks a year.

More information

For more information, please call us on 07501 029237 or email us at ec.carservice@gmail.com