It Shouldn’t Be This Hard
As someone with a disability who doesn’t drive, I depend on transportation services to get to medical appointments. My limited income qualifies me for STS (Special Transportation Services.) That’s all well and good if any transportation companies accepted it along with MA. Last week, I tried lining up transportation for my annual neurology appointment and assessments, but to no avail.
Two big factors are coming into play. Lack of drivers for one. Second, low reimbursement rates. Every company I called, six in total, basically told me good luck with that. Fortunately, with advanced notice, a family friend can rearrange her schedule and take me with Mom’s van.
It shouldn’t be this hard. If I didn’t have the ability to find alternatives, I’d be canceling my appointment and possibly discontinuing treatment. Instead, I burden those around me because I know how important keeping up treatment is for me.
Have you had issues with transportation? Any bright ideas or suggestions to make it easier?