Do you have questions about Medicaid? A good place to start to look for answers is on your Medicaid card. Have you been assigned to a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). HMOs are organizations that consist of member physicians and health care staff that provide health care to enrolled individuals and families. HMO organizations have contracts with the State of Michigan to provide transportation as part of the agreement.
If you discover you have an HMO you will need to call the phone number on your Medicaid card for transportation information. You will work with the staff at the HMO to make arrangements for your ride to the doctor or other medical appointment.
For more information regarding Medicaid enrollment go to: www.MICoverage.org
If you do not have a HMO but have Straight Medicaid, you will then need to contact the Community Resource staff person at your County's Department of Health & Human Services office. The staff will work with you and help you understand what level of transportation service you qualify for and how to move forward to make arrangements for your ride.
Berrien County DHHS: 269-934-2000
Cass County DHHS: 269-445-0200
Van Buren County DHHS: 269-621-2800
Each Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) office will furnish information in writing and orally, as appropriate, to all applicants and to all other individuals who request it acknowledging that medical transportation is ensured for transportation to and from medical services providers for Medicaid (MA)covered services.
HMO Providers in Berrien, Cass & Van Buren Counties
The links below will direct you to the HMO web sites.
- United Health Care
- McLaren Health Plan
- Molina Healthcare of Michigan
- Meridan Health Plan of Michigan
- Priority Health
- Aetna Better Health
Meridian Health Plan of Michigan, Inc.
777 Woodward Ave, Suite 600, Detroit, MI 48226
United Health Care
26957 Northwest Hwy. Suite 400, Southfield, MI 48033
For a ride to a medical appointment, call Care Source at 1-877-892-3995. Please try to call at four days in advance to set up your ride to your doctor’s visit to arrange transportation.
To set up FREE non-emergency transportation to go to and from:
•Medical equipment companies for supplies
•Mental Health clinics
•Urgent visits to your doctor’s office or Urgent care centers — if you need an urgent ride to your doctor’s office or an Urgent care center sooner than the four-day advance notice, call us and we will help you.
McLaren Health Plan
G-3245 Beecher Road, Suite 200, Flint, MI 48532
Phone: (888) 327-0671
How do members find transportation?
McLaren Health Plan must provide emergency and non-emergency medically necessary transportation for you to get medical care.
• If you have a medical emergency call 911
• If you need non-emergency, medically necessary transportation, call Customer Service at (888) 327-0671
If you do not have a way to get to and from the doctor or you do not have a way to get to treatment that is covered by McLaren Health Plan, you can get help with rides. You may need a referral from your PCP. We need time to set up your ride and some important information from you to be able to get you a ride.
If transportation is needed outside of your county, there is a special review process. It is also important to remember that if you cancel your appointment, you need to call McLaren Health Plan to cancel your transportation.
Some services are covered by Medicaid fee for service, not by McLaren Health Plan. These services include dental, substance abuse, and some mental health services. You should contact your local DHHS office for help with a ride.
Molina Healthcare of Michigan
100 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 600, Troy, MI 48084
Molina Healthcare will provide transportation to covered services, when you have no other means to get to your doctor appointments, x-rays, lab tests, pharmacy, medical supplies or other medical care.
What you need to know about your Molina Healthcare of Michigan Medicaid Health Plan.
How do members find transportation?
Some services are covered directly by Medicaid, not by Molina Healthcare. These services include:
- Substance Abuse
- Some Mental Health Services
1231 E. Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-4501
Transportation is covered at no cost to the client when medically necessary and appropriate. Please call to set up a ride 4 days in advance of your appointment. To schedule a ride, call 1-888-975-8102.
Aetna Better Health of Michigan
1333 Gratiot, Suite 400, Detroit, MI 48207
Requests for rides must be made three days prior to appointment by calling this number:
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Non-Emergency Transportation Services: You can get help with a ride if you do not have a way to get to and from a provider visit that is covered by the Healthy Michigan Plan. You must get approval for non-emergency transportation before your visit. If you are in a health plan, contact your health plan if you need transportation services. If you are not in a health plan, contact your local Department of Health & Human Services specialist.