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Transportation Benefits

Medical Assistance Transportation Program in Pennsylvania

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The Medical Assistance Transportation Program (“MATP”) is available to any Medical Assistance eligible consumer who needs help with non-emergency transportation to and from health care services or treatments. In Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth pays each county to administer the MATP program.

You can use MATP to get to any Medicaid-covered health care service or treatment. That means, depending on your Medicaid coverage, you can use MATP to go to: appointments with your doctor, psychiatrist or psychologist; dental appointments; mental health or drug & alcohol treatment; the pharmacy to fill prescriptions; the hospital or another facility for tests or treatments; durable medical equipment suppliers.

MATP is required to provide the least costly and most appropriate form of transportation to meet your needs. If you own a car or have a car available to you, MATP will usually reimburse you for your mileage to and from your medical appointments/other treatments. The mileage reimbursement rate is 12 cents per mile, plus the cost of parking and tolls. If you can ride the bus or use other public transportation to get to and from your medical appointments, then the MATP will provide you with tokens, with passes or will reimburse you for the fare. If you don’t have a car, and public transportation is not available or accessible, then the MATP will provide a ride for you using shared-ride vans, taxis or other accessible vehicles for persons with disabilities.

Paratransit and Shared-Ride Services Through SEPTA

Customized Community Transportation (CCT) Connect provides paratransit services to individuals with disabilities and senior citizens.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA), SEPTA provides comparable service for people with disabilities who are functionally unable to use regular accessible fixed route bus service for some or all of their transportation needs. Eligible individuals can travel whenever and wherever buses operate in SETPA’s five county service region.

The Shared-Ride Program is a door-to-door, advanced reservation, and ride-sharing service offered on a space available basis to senior citizens over the age of 65 years old that are residents of Philadelphia. The service can be used to travel within the City of Philadelphia and to any location in the surrounding counties within three miles of the city’s border.

Contract carriers within the City of Philadelphia, and in each suburban county, provide both the ADA ParaTransit Service and the Shared-Ride Program. Carriers provide rides to customers, train drivers, and maintain vehicles. SEPTA oversees the carriers, provides, centralized driver training, and also directly manages the reservation, scheduling, and service monitoring functions for Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.

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