If your patients can’t drive themselves, encourage them to reach out to friends, family or others. Often, these people won’t volunteer to help because they are unaware of the need. But with a fuller understanding, their generosity can help drive better outcomes all around.
Local partnerships, such as with churches or community initiatives
Do a little outreach to local organizations. This can help to spark some interest in how they can support the community with simple transportation. You may be amazed at what you’ll find.
Companies like Uber, Lyft and taxi services
Help your patients download applications that can connect them with inexpensive transportation. These applications are so simple and convenient that no patient should have to miss an opportunity to receive care. In many cases, Medicaid will even cover the cost of patient transportation to non-emergency medical appointments, as do many Medicare Advantage plans.