Monday, May 9, 2016

Question: What if I Need Help With Transportation?



Texas Seniors Needing Help With Transportation



We come across quite a few seniors in the HEB and surrounding areas that need some help with transportation to their doctor, hospital or to just pick up a prescription.

So, we have compiled a small list of a few sources that can provide transportation assistance.

We have included internet links and phone numbers to help you get in touch with these transportation providers.

We do not endorse any of these providers but just wanted to get a handy list out to the seniors whom may need assistance.







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Catholic Charities' Transportation Program
If a Hurst, Euless or bedford resident is in need of medical transportation anywhere in Tarrant County, they can call the Catholic Charities’ Transportation Program and request a trip. This county-wide medical service, primarily funded by United Way, is a donation-based program that assists anyone without transportation, not just older adults or individuals with disabilities. Trips are scheduled as space allows, and are not guaranteed.  Service is provide Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, or to request a trip, please call 817-336-8714.

NETS
The Northeast Transportation Service (NETS) offers door-to-door transportation services to residents of Bedford, North Richland Hills, Keller, Grapevine, Hurst, haltom City and Euless who are disabled or 55 or older. Trained drivers are available to assist passengers in getting on and off vehicles. This service is available in Euless from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and costs $1.50 per one-way trip.Trip requests are taken from 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You must give at least two business days' notice in advance of the trip date. For more information, please contact NETS at 817-336-8714.

Mid-Cities Care Corps
MCCC is a non-profit organization established in 1981 with a mission “to preserve the independence of senior neighbors in Northeast Tarrant County.” Volunteers provide transportation services to routine medical appointments as well as quality of life drives on the weekends. Services are provided to seniors 65 and older, 60 plus with a disability, in Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Southlake, and Watauga. For more information, please call 817-282-0531 or visit www.midcitiescarecorps.org.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Texas Medicaid & CHIP Transportation Services
The Texas Department of State Health Services provides rides to those without transportation and on Medicaid or in the Children with Special Health Care Needs. Covered trips include rides to the doctor’s office, dentist, hospital, drug store or any place that provides medical services covered under Medicaid. You must call MTP at least two business days before the day you need the ride. Clients in most of Texas can call MTP at 1-877-MED-TRIP (1-877-633-8747). This is a free call in Texas. Clients in the Dallas/Fort Worth Service Delivery Area (SDA) should call LogistiCare at 1-855-687-3255 Toll Free to arrange services.

This list compiled by Sonia Ashford, 817-689-3536 seniorhealthtx@gmail.com
Ashford Insurance Serices



Sonia Ashford is an independent insurance agent in the Medicare field, and has delivered hundreds of speeches about turning 65, Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplement insurance to consumers in Tarrant County. A respected agent within the Medicare insurance industry, she is the owner of Ashford Insurance Services. Visit Sonia's agency website http://ashfordinsuranceservices.com/ to learn more about how she can help you with your Medicare decisions.

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