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Avera public transportation offers services to Medicaid patients

 

August 19, 2021

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Transport service • The Avera public transportation program, based at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill, provides patient rides for the public and now offers rides for Medicaid-eligible patients to a wide range of hospitals and clinics.

Avera Public Transportation contracts with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to provide rides for approved non-emergency medical appointments to those eligible for Medicaid.

Drivers take patients, who live approximately 75 miles from O'Neill, to health care destinations, including appointments in Norfolk, Yankton, Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, Kearney,Sioux Falls and Sioux City, as well as others.

Medicaid-eligible riders need to contact their insurance providers for more information on how to request rides.

"The town would be lost without this service. There was no other...



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