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SW Prime MD is a public transit service to non-emergency medical services.
SW Prime MD provides non-emergency medical transportation to any medical facility in Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Chaska, Carver, and Victoria. Ridgeview facilities in Waconia and Excelsior, as well as medical facilities in select areas of Minnetonka and Edina, are also included in SW Prime MD's service area.
Riders may be picked up and dropped off in Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Chaska,Carver, and Victoria.
Rides to medical services may be booked up to 14 days in advance. Return rides are on-demand and can be requested once you are ready to return from your appointment.
To request a ride, call 952-SWPRIME (952-797-7463). Reservationists are available to assist you Monday-Friday 6:30 am to 7:00 pm.
The cost is $10 each way. However, Ridgeview is providing a $5/ride subsidy, which brings the cost to only $5 each way for those riding to Ridgeview facilities.
Children 5 and under ride free.
SW Prime MD operates Monday-Friday, 6:30 am to 7:00 pm.
SW Prime MD will take you to ANY medical facility in the shaded area - even dental and vision offices! If you're not sure whether or not your clinic falls into the shaded area, call us at 952-949-2287 for assistance.
SW Prime MD also services St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee.
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2001: SouthWest Transit purchased its 1947 GM Silverside from the Twin Cities area. At the time of purchase, the bus was a converted motor home.
2002: A second 1947 Silverside was purchased for parts from a seller in Ohio.
2004: The interior was stripped down to the metal, and the engine and transmission were rebuilt.
2005: The interior was completely restored. Seats and overhead luggage racks were pulled from the parts bus and refurbished.
2009: The original air conditioner engine was reconditioned and reinstalled.
2012: The engine bay was repainted and cleaned, and lighting upgrades were made.
2013-2014: A modern alternator, starter and updated wiring were installed, and the original AC unit was rebuilt.
2015-2016: Power steering, a new clutch, new speedometer, and rear differential were installed. The transmission was rebuilt.