Our DIAL-A-BUS Service with chair lifts is available to transport Elk Grove Township Senior residents age 55+ and Disabled residents over 18 years of age for FREE to destinations within the Township boundaries using our (curb-to-curb) service, but due to insurance restrictions grandchildren are not allowed to ride on the bus. Elk Grove Township boundaries of Central Road on the North, Devon on the South, Mt. Prospect Road on the East and Rohlwing Road on the West. Local area hospitals which we transport to are Amita (Alexian Brothers) and Northwest Community.
Space is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Please inform us when calling for a reservation if you have a disability that requires the use of a wheel chair, walker or cane.
DIAL-A-BUS is available when the Township offices are open Monday through Friday. Residents that are being transported to Dialysis or a Doctor’s appointment receive priority with our service and other destinations subsequent to those trips being completed will be scheduled for your arrival at your destination by 10:30 AM and will need to pick you up by 3:00 PM to finish our day by 4:00 PM. Reservations must be made before 3:00 PM at least one day in advance by calling the Elk Grove Township office at 847-437-0300. On the day of your scheduled ride please call after 9:00 AM to find out your approximate pick-up time or to cancel your pick-up. We ask that if you will be going to a Doctor appointment that you make your appointments no earlier than 10:30 A.M., no later than 1:00 P.M and note that all appointments must be finished by 3:00 p.m. Please be ready at least 15 minutes before your pick-up time and be patient if the bus is running late. Our buses cover a lot of ground each day and have to contend with road construction and traffic.
A donation receptacle is located near the driver on each bus. This donation is purely voluntary, but does help defray the cost of bus services.
Further information and bus schedules can be obtained by calling Elk Grove Township at 847-437-0300.
Elk Grove Township General Assistance Office
Applications are available for food stamps, Medicaid, and QMB, which is a program to assist with the cost of Medicare premiums, co-payments and deductibles. Advocacy, information and referral are also provided. Emergency Assistance is available for those residents facing life-threatening circumstances, such as eviction or utility disconnection. This financial program is available once every 18 months to those who qualify. The General Assistance Department also houses an emergency food pantry. Residents can access the pantry monthly, but must bring in a picture ID and proof of residency (ie – Utility or Medical Bill dated within the last 30 days) to each food pantry visit.
Mobile Dental Clinic
A joint venture with Northwest Community Hospital, Palatine Township and Wheeling Townships, this program offers preventative and simple restorative dental treatment in a state of the art clinic on wheels. Cost is a surprisingly low $30.00 per visit. Residents must be financially qualified. Contact the General Assistance Department to inquire and make an appointment.
This program is designated to enable Elk Grove Township low-income seniors to have work done around their home by students from High School District 214. Seniors in need should call to schedule an appointment for a home visit.
A $5.00 discount for taxi rides is offered to Township Senior citizens (55+) and disabled residents (18+).
Please contact us at 847-437-0300 for additional information on these or any other services we offer. Anyone that answers the phone will be able to assist you.
- Township Bus Information
- Application for Senior TRIP Program (60 yrs. and over)*
- Application for Disabled Adult TRIP Program (18 yrs. and over)*
- Township Bus Service Application
- Township Taxi Service Application
- Handicap Placards
* = TRIP Program is restricted for medical appointment bus rides outside of Elk Grove Township boundaries.