How can refugees secure transportation to health appointments?
- Use a bus card (1 card per family for the first 6 months).
- Carpool with a friend.
- If you do not have a bus card, Medicaid will provide you with a bus pass that can be used for transportation to services covered by Medicaid.
- If a refugee has an appointment at a facility that is not accessible by bus or public transportation, or if the patient has a disability, Medicaid will cover the cost of a taxi to and from a health appointment. Remember that it may be hard for a refugee to understand that he/she should get into an unknown car that pulls up in front of their home, so they may need help understanding how to utilize this service.
- Individuals who are severely disabled and cannot easily use the bus can apply for para-transit services through the CDTA Star Program.