Medicaid covers rides for eligible individuals to and from the doctor’s office, the hospital, or another medical office for Medicaid-approved care. This coverage is called “non-emergency medical transportation,” because it does not involve a medical emergency.
Medicaid may give you a ride if you do not have a car that works or do not have a driver’s license. You may also be able to get a ride if you have a physical or mental disability or are unable to travel or wait for a ride alone.
Coverage for these rides may be different depending on your individual situation and needs. You may need to get your State Medicaid agency’s approval to qualify for a ride.
Who Can Get a Ride?
Federal regulations say that Medicaid beneficiaries can get rides to and from providers when necessary. Generally, when you enroll in Medicaid, you will receive instructions about when a ride is necessary and how and when you can schedule a ride.
Mountain Area Transport is an approved ride service and is ready to help make sure you or a loved one gets to your next doctor appointment safe and on-time! Contact us today to get a quote or simply ask a question about our services. Feel free to contact us by phone as well at (828) 332-3032 or T/F 1(866) 883-1976