In general, you are expected to get to your appointments by using regular means of transportation, such as walk, drive a car, take a bus, ride with a friend etc. Sometimes you may not be able to walk, or you are so sick that you can’t use regular means. You can talk with your care provider or a crisis worker to help arrange transportation for you. Ask them about how you may be able to get a ride to you appointment.

There may be special transit buses in your area for people with Medicaid. For some services, the county Department of Social Services (DSS or DHS) will find transportation to medical appointments. Providers can help arrange a ride, but Medicaid will not pay for a ride unless it is approved by the county. Call your mental health center or your provider.

CHP will provide services in nursing homes for people who cannot walk or who are too sick to leave.