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MMSCNY Begins Connection to Care Project

posted Oct 31, 2013, 8:20 AM by Josie Maroney
Connection to Care, a new initiative of Mobility Management of South Central New York, helps rural residents overcome transportation barriers. Connection to Care will help those in need of transportation to non-emergency medical appointments or to pick up prescription medication or medical supplies. To access Connection to Care resources for yourself, a family member, or a client, call the GetThere Call Center at 1-855-373-4040. GetThere Mobility and Transportation Advocates will work with the caller to identify the lowest cost transportation option that is appropriate for the individual in need.

Thanks to a grant from Ascension Health and with additional support from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, funding is available to cover approved transportation expenses for individuals with a financial need. In designing a solution, the Connection to Care Program considers a full range of affordable transportation options, including volunteer, family, public, and private transportation providers. Volunteers who provide transportation receive mileage reimbursement. Family transportation providers with a financial need are provided with pre-paid fuel cards.

For more information on Connection to Care, please call the GetThere Call Center toll-free at 1-855-373-4040. The Call Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.