Members who have Medicaid or Medicare through AmeriHealth who have an appointment that is over 30 miles away can call Member Services to schedule a free ride to health appointments. If traveling less than 30 miles from your home, you can get transportation for certain services through the local county department of job and family services (CDJFS) Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) program.
Service County Directory: jfs.ohio.gov/County/County_Directory.stm
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield members can receive free rides to and from their doctor’s office, pharmacy, and other providers of covered services.
Provides affordable access to bicycles and cycling-related resources to those who rely on bikes as their sole means of transportation. They offer new and pre-owned bikes, parts, tools and cycling gear, free maintenance classes, an open repair shop and group rides. They also accept donations.
934 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Provides round trip coverage for covered services 30+ miles away. In addition, Buckeye offers up to 15 round-trip visits (30 one-way trips) per member per 12-month period to covered healthcare/dental appointments, WIC appointments, food banks, food pantries, food clinics, and grocery stores, and re-determination appointments with your County Department Job & Family Services caseworker.
buckeyehealthplan.com/members/medicaid/benefits-services/benefits-central-southeast.htmlJob & Family Service County Directory: jfs.ohio.gov/County/County_Directory.stm
Children and adults in central Ohio who have Medicaid or Medicare through CareSource or if the health appointment is over 30 miles away can call Member Services to schedule a free ride to health appointments (including WIC appointments), food banks, food pantries, food clinics, and grocery stores.
Offers a shared-ride service for people with disabilities, and rides must be scheduled in advance. This handicapped and wheelchair accessible van can provide door-to-door service for eligible customers. Customers must complete the online application and have it signed by a physician to get the COTA ADA card.
Pride Centers are one-stop shops for city services, dedicated to protecting the health, safety and welfare of families living in the area. These centers house basic city services in one place, which include the Neighborhood Social Workers. Call first to make an appointment.
Main Columbus Public Health Neighborhood Social Work Helpline
Franklinton Pride Center
1186 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 645-5224 (Social Worker)
(614) 645-0176 (Main)
South Side Pride Center
280 Reed Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43207
(614) 645-5205 (Social Worker)
(614) 645-8097 (Main)
Near East Pride Center
1393 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 645-0115 (Main)
Northside Pride Center
248 East Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 724-1900 (Main)
Far East Pride Center
2500 Park Crescent Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43232
(614) 724-0101 (Social Worker)
(614) 724-0100 (Main)
These neighborhood resource lists are extremely helpful in finding resources in and around your neighborhood. They provide detailed listings of free and low cost health care, vision care, dental care, prescription help, food pantries, transportation, job help, transportation, pregnancy resources and much more. They are updated frequently and reviewed by the Columbus Public Health social work team.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Columbus Public Health Neighborhood Social Work Helpline: (614) 645-6807
Provides a list of accessible dining, transportation, activities, hotels and other resources in and around Columbus that have been reviewed by disability inclusion experts. For specific questions about accessibility at a particular location, contact the location (or source of transportation) for the most up-to-date details.
Transportation services are provided for non-emergency medical appointments for children and adults with Medicaid. Families may use the transportation services multiple times once they are approved.
314 North Wilson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43204
Transportation Unit: (614) 233-2381
Provides free donated vehicles to struggling families to assist them in their transition from dependency to self-sufficiency. Free Charity Cars operates the largest free non-profit car-donation / distribution program in the nation and has awarded over 9000 free vehicles nationwide. For more information, visit their website.
Humana Healthy Horizons members get 30 one-way (15 round) trips each calendar year. No approval needed. Rides are available for doctor appointments, job interviews, food banks, grocery stores, Women Infants and Children (WIC) appointments and more.
A non-profit charity, dedicated to providing non-emergency, long-distance ground transportation to financially disadvantaged, ambulatory patients who are traveling for treatment. They use the following resources for assisting patients: gas cards, bus, train and airline tickets. Trips within a local area or community is typically not handled, but exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis. Visit the website for contact information.
4620 Haygood Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
Offers information and local resources about local biking events and trails, bicycle safety, promotes bicycling in central Ohio. They also provide a Franklin County Home Repair program low- and moderate-income homeowners, home energy efficiency and safety services at no cost to income-eligible homeowners and renters, and information on air quality.
111 Liberty Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 228-2663 or (800) 750-0750 TTY
Home Repair: (614) 233-4171
Free Home Energy Efficiency & Safety Services: (614) 621-1171
For Molina members they can call the number below to schedule a free ride. Molina offers emergency medical transportation, non-emergency medical transport and non-emergency non-medical transportation; food banks, food pantries, food clinics, and grocery stores. Patients who are in wheelchairs may have unlimited transportation to and from medical appointments each year.
3000 Corporate Exchange Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43231
Their website provides a lot of information about car safety ratings, choosing a car seat, how to find out about recalls, airbag information, reporting vehicle theft, car seat laws, finding a car seat inspection site and a lot more. With your child’s date of birth, height and weight, you can click on the link below to figure out what car seat to choose.
1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20590
(888) 327-4236 or (800) 424-9153 TTY
Car Seat Finder Tool: nhtsa.gov
Arranges no-cost air transportation within the Northeastern United States for patients seeking medical care. Volunteer pilots fly individuals for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care as well as many other compassionate or humanitarian purposes. They also arrange special air transportation for military members and their families.
7110 Republic Airport, Farmingdale, New York 11735
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Provides medical transportation assistance to pregnant moms. To see if you qualify, call StepOne at (614) 721-0009.
Ohio Medicaid plan covers eligible families, pregnant women of any age, infants, children and young adults. The plan also offers extra support and care to adults and children with a disability, long-term illness or special health care needs. They pay for up to 30 one-way (15 round trip rides) to medical visits or the pharmacy, as well as food banks, food pantries, food clinics, and grocery stores.
(800) 895-2017 or 711 TTY