How To Reach Ocean Ride

 Hours: Mon-Fri (8:00am-4:30pm)
 Phone: (732) 736-8989
 Toll-free: (877) 929-2082
 Dial 711 for NJ Relay System
 Press 1: For a Reservationist
 Press 2: To request a Return Trip
 Press 3: For Administration
 Press 4: For Route Information
 Press 5: Comment & Complaints
 Press 0: For an Operator

You can email Ocean Ride at :
OceanRideInfo@co.ocean.nj.us
Use our contact form


Transportation Services
David L. Fitzgerald, Director
1959 Route 9
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191


Ocean Ride Veterans Transportation - Service to VA Medical Clinics

Ocean Ride provides regularly scheduled transportation service for Ocean County veterans to access the major, out-of-county VA medical clinics as shown below. Trip reservations are required in advance.


Ocean Ride Veterans provides free transportation to Ocean County Veterans going to VA medical facilities.


box Service Days to VA medical facilities
MONDAY through FRIDAY service to: James J. Howard Veterans Clinic, Brick, NJ
Call Ocean Ride at (732) 736-8989, ext. 1
You may call up to four (4) weeks in advance.
MONDAY AM & THURSDAY PM service to: Veterans Medical Ctr., East Orange, NJ*
*Call the Veterans Bureau at (732) 929-2096
TUESDAY service to: Lyons Veterans Medical Center, Lyons, NJ*
*Call the Veterans Bureau at (732) 929-2096
WEDNESDAYS (alternate AM & PM) to: Veterans Adm. Hospital, Philadelphia, PA*
*Call the Veterans Bureau at (732) 929-2096
FRIDAY service to: Burlington Veterans Clinic, Marlton, NJ**
*Call the Veterans Bureau at (732) 929-2096


HOW IT WORKS : Reservation Procedure

Ocean Ride works cooperatively with our own Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau . For out-of-county facilities, call the Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau directly at 732.929.2096 to sign up for the service. When scheduling your trip, review the schedule above and call preferably two (2) weeks before the appointment for your out-of-county VA clinics.
Due to the long travel time to reach the VA clinics, emphasis is placed on departures from centralized pick-up locations which are located conveniently throughout the County; including the Ocean County Administration Building, Southern Ocean County Hospital and others. Limited home pick-ups are available based on a case-by-case basis related to the mobility needs of the veteran.

Ocean Ride has also formed an effective partnership with Vetwork, a non-profit agency located in Forked River. Vetwork provides a variety of supportive services for local veterans including limited transportation.

For more information callVetwork at(609) 971-7613.


Contact Phone numbers for Ocean Ride Transportation

Phone: (732) 736-8989 and Press 1
Toll Free Southern Ocean County Residents : (877) 929-2082
Dial 711 for NJ Relay System
(for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind & speech impaired)


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