CenCal Health Transportation Services Free Transportation for Qualified CenCal Members
CenCal Health is partnering with Ventura Transit System to provide free non-medical transportation (NMT) to members who have no transportation to any Medi-Cal benefit service. In addition to doctor appointments, covered services include mental health appointments, substance abuse programs, dental appointments, pharmacy and medical supply pick ups, and other contracted providers such as lactation consultants. Members requiring transportation service should call Ventura Transit System (VTS) five to seven days in advance of needing service. VTS will then screen the request to determine the level of need, coordinate with the member's physicianfor appropriate transport and authorization, and contact local contracted providers. Local transportation contractors include Easy Lift, Smooth Transportation, and Ride On. Ventura Transit System: (855) 659-4600
Non-emergency medical transport (NEMT) is also provided for members who are physically or medically unable to to get to services by car, bus, or taxi. Medical transport needs completion of an authorization form by a doctor; members should contact VTS or CenCal Health for details.
Community Health Centers of the Central Coast offers free transportation by van to CHC clinics, including dental clinics and appointments with their counseling staff. Appointments must be made in advance.
Jack's Helping Hand offers assistance with travel to medical appointments for children with special needs whose families cannot afford the expense.