Transportation services are available seven days a week including some holidays, based on driver availability. Transportation is provided for all purposes such as medical, social, and personal business. Trips are provided to many surrounding areas. Requests must be made 3 days in advance whenever possible.
Requests for transportation can be made by calling 672-8941 ext 152.
As of August 1, 2013, Medical Transportation Management (MTM, Inc.) is Wisconsin's non-emergency medical transportation manager and is arranging transportation to covered appointments for Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus members. Members should call 866-907-1493 or TTY 800-855-2880 to schedule rides.
Types of Transportation
The transportation programs has 3 types of vehicles:
Automobiles- volunteer drivers use their own vehicles and are reimbursed only for their mileage
Wheelchair Vans - ramp equipped
Mini Bus - lift equipped
The cost of providing transportation is divided between the passenger and county/state transportation funds. Eligible passengers pay a co-payment charge per mile with the county/state subsidy covering the rest of the cost. Mileage is to and from the starting place of the driver. The co-payment charges are reduced per person when more than one passenger (car pooling) is transported at the same time.
Also, passengers using the wheelchair vans, or mini bus, are charged an hourly rate for drivers. Tipping is not allowed. This is a county policy. Instead, a passenger can donate to the Transportation Program.
Persons are eligible for transportation services if they meet all of the following criteria:
Reside in Pepin County
Are ages 60 or older or have a disability.