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OATS, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   16 reviews 687

Nonprofit Issues:

Disabilities, Human Services, Seniors

Address:

2501 Maguire Blvd. Ste. 101 Columbia MO 65201 USA

Mission:

The mission of OATS is to provide reliable transportation for transportation disadvantaged Missourians so they can live independently in their own communities.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

more than 35,000 Missourians

Geographic areas served:

87 Counties in the State of Missouri

Programs:

By increasing mobility, OATS makes it possible for people to live active, independent lives in their own community. People with disabilities and seniors are the primary focus although the general public is served in rural areas. OATS offers transportation for non-emergency medical appointments, dialysis treatments, employment, essential shopping, business and nutrition sites.

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573-443-4516
www.oatstransit.org

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Reviews for OATS, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

I work in a medical facility and OATS transports almost 1/2 of our patients to and from the facility. Without OATS, many of them wouldn't have a way to get here to get the treatment that they need. They always go above and beyond to make sure our patients get to us safe, sound and on time. And our patients love their OATS drivers! Don't know what we would do without them!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add more drivers..... they seem to be very busy most of the time!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work at a local medical care agency. OATS NW (St. Joseph, MO) takes AWESOME care of our patients. They always go above and beyond to make sure my patients are taken care of. Not only do they get them from Point A to Point B, but they do it with such care and compassion! My patients do not feel well - but the OATS drivers always make them smile and feel good! Thank you OATS for taking such great care of the disabled and older generation in NW Missouri!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

My mom is able to travel on the OATS bus from her home (Hannibal, MO) to the St. Louis area for doctor visits and other appointments. My mom and I are both so grateful for the service the OATS bus provides. We're not sure how we would cope without it. Patti, the driver of her bus, is incredibly friendly and helpful to my mom!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working in the medical field for 14 years. In this time I have had many experiences with transportation providers. I can tell you that the only one that is trustworthy is OATS. Dependability is a must for our dialysis patients. OATS will get them to treatment on time and pick them up on time. If for any reason a driver believes he may be late in his return, we are made aware so the patient knows they may have to wait. It has never been more than 30 minutes. If they are going to be later than 30 minutes they will often arrange for another driver to fill in. The drivers are the most courteous and friendly. I have seen the same faces on a regular basis for many years driving for OATS, and consider them friends. I see the care and compassion they show when dealing with their riders and others around them. It is my belief that OATS must have a very good system for hiring employees. They definitely have some of the best here in Mid-MO. Thank you, OATS for always being dependable, flexible and most of all loveable.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I work with patients who travel to dialysis 2-3 times a week. The state contracts with many providers to offer this service. OATS stands out among them all! They are not only reliable, the whole OATS organization understands and reponds to the human side of the service they are providing.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

My organization has a contract with OATS and they provide our clients rides to and from work. Our mission is to successfully employ adults with disabilities who otherwise experience barriers. Without this means of transportation to and from our workshop, our mission would be impossible. Our great thanks for the wonderful service to our clientele for what you do for them every day!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Maybe add a few more drivers- extend their resources so that they can get more staff.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I read the bus to Columbia for doctor's appointments and for job opportunities. Patty and Brad are always friendly and ready to help. I cannot say enough good things about this service. It is because of this service that I have more independence. The people that work for OATS are very capable and willing to go the distance for their clients.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make reservations easier and more dependable in the office

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I absolutely love OATS Transportation. I live in Hannibal, MO, but all of my family lives in the STL area. OATS gives me the opportunity to visit them without it costing a fortune. Patty Robinson, the driver, is always prompt and extremely helpful, making it a trip that I look forward to when I have the opportunity to go home. Thank you OATS for your commitment to excellence and serving the community.






How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer as a contact person and as the Johnson County Committee chairperson. We constantly try to let our communities know that there is transportation available to meet their needs. There are many Missourians that would not be able to stay at home or lead productive lives without transportation such as OATS provides. I always feel glad when I have been able to help someone with their transportation needs.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

OATS is a great organization! I work in a dialysis facility where many of our patients depend on OATS for transportation to and from treatment. The drivers are all great with our patients.... they are all very kind and patient with them. Our patients love their OATS drivers and so do we! I don't know how we would get along without them!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Maybe hire a few more drivers, but other than that it's a great organization!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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