In addition to a variety of public transportation options that are often available in communities, the options listed below are usually available nationally.
TRANSPORTATION ACCESS TO COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS
- Uber and the White House have partnered with GoGoGrandparent to offer four free trips to vaccine clinics: https://gogograndparent.com/whitehouse
- Lyft is providing free or discounted access to vaccine clinics: https://www.lyft.com/vaccine-access
National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (nadtc.org): “Our goal is to promote the availability and accessibility of transportation options for older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers.”
For Medicaid Recipients: Let Medicaid Give You a Ride (cms.gov). “Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) is an important benefit for beneficiaries who need to get to and from medical services, but have no means of transportation.”
Those who have Medicaid insurance who are eligible for Home and Community-Based Services may be eligible to receive care provider support, which may include driving assistance to get to medical appointments, shopping, and for other covered activities destinations. See Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for more information about care provider support.
For Medicare Recipients (SOME TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS):
- Don’t let health or transportation issues keep you from getting your COVID-19 vaccine
- Ambulance Services
- Dialysis services & supplies
- Medicare Coverage of Kidney Dialysis & Kidney Transplant Services
- Hospice Care
Paratransit: How is paratransit eligibility determined? “Disability alone does not determine paratransit eligibility; the decision is based on the applicant’s functional ability to use the fixed-route bus and is not a medical decision.”
Volunteer Driver Programs: Click Your State to Find Volunteer Transportation Providers via the Community Transportation Association of America.
Veterans: “Veterans Transportation Service (VTS) is working to establish Mobility Managers at each local VA facility to help Veterans meet their transportation needs.”
OTHER TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES
TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS
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