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Free Transportation for Seniors in Arkansas

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If you're looking for free transportation for seniors in Arkansas, you’re in the right place!

This page is a complete resource for free transportation for the elderly in the state of Arkansas.

Check out the resources below, and if you have a resource to add, please contact us!

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Program Description:

No transportation service available on the website.


  • Service Area: Little Rock, Pulaski county

Program Description:

Community Development activities and programs are designed to strengthen the physical, social, and economic conditions of an area with a view toward making it a more healthful, prosperous, and gratifying place to live.

The Transportation Program is designed to provide elderly, disabled, and low-to-moderate income residents of Fayetteville with supplemental transportation assistance. The program is comprised of two main programs, in the hopes of providing a greater service to the community.
Taxi Program provides supplemental taxi vouchers to elderly and/or disabled residents of Fayetteville.


  • Service Area: Fayetteville, Washington county
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Must be 62 years of age or older and/or disabled.
  • Live within the Fayetteville City limits.
  • Household must fall within the low-to-moderate income guidelines (Link below) provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • 2021-Income-Guidelines
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Complete the Taxi Program Application, available by calling our office at (479) 575-8260.
  • Other Details: 1- There are no fees for transportation services.
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    Tickets are printed and mailed to each participant by the first of the upcoming month. All taxi tickets expire December 31st of the year in which they were issued. Coupons may be combined with cash, if necessary. Please note that coupons have no cash value, and riders will receive no change if coupons used exceed the cost of the fare.
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    NOTICE: The Taxi Program is currently at capacity and is not accepting new applicants at this time. An announcement will be made when the program is re-opened to allow for new program participants.

Program Description:

The mission of Hope Cancer Resources is to provide compassionate, professional cancer support and education in the Northwest Arkansas region today and tomorrow. 

Our vision is to provide hope and enhance quality of life by expanding prevention, wellness and comprehensive cancer support services in our region.

Hope Cancer Resources employs a highly-professional staff which includes licensed oncology social workers, a Spanish interpreter, two certified tobacco treatment specialists, one who is also a certified personal trainer and certified exercise specialist.

We provide transportation to take patients to every cancer treatment as needed as well as education to help a patient during and after their treatment. Financial assistance is provided for prescription medications, nutritional supplements, dental care, gas cards, as well as everyday living expenses to alleviate some of the financial stress a patient and their family may face.

Believing emotional support is essential for healthy survivorship, we offer counseling services ranging from a kind word or listening ear to one-on-one, couples or family counseling sessions with a licensed mental health professional. Hope Cancer Resources also provides emotional support in group settings.

In addition, Hope Cancer Resources will impact the community by providing cancer prevention education for public schools, churches, businesses and civic organizations in our region. Prevention education includes sun and UV safety, skin wellness, tobacco prevention and cessation, and informational seminars on the basics of cancer and healthy lifestyle behaviors to lower cancer risk.

In 2017, the Wellness Center for Hope opened to enhance the quality of life in survivors and caregivers by restoring physical activity, optimizing nutrition and healthy weight, and developing healthy behaviors and lifestyles.

The programs of Hope Cancer Resources are funded in part through grants, special events, corporate and individual donations as well as the Hope Cancer Resources Foundation.


  • Service Area: 60-mile radius of Highlands Oncology Group in Fayetteville or Rogers and Landmark Cancer Center in Rogers.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Cancer-related medical appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • If you are a patient facing a transportation barrier to access your cancer-related appointments.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • Please give us a call at 479-361-5847.
  • Other Details: This service is provided at no cost, regardless of the length of time or frequency a patient requires our assistance.

Program Description:

Public transit company serving NW Arkansas including Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville.


  • Service Area: Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • General Public.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • 479-756-5901
  • ortinformation@ozark.org
  • Other Details: 1- $1.25/one way regular fare. $.60 senior (60+) fare. Seniors 75+ ride free of charge.

Program Description:

Razorback Transit currently operates 20 accessible buses in peak service on its fixed route system with 4 Paratransit vans in peak service providing comparable service for disabled persons who are prevented from using the buses. Please note the reduced service schedule at specific times during the year. 

All of Razorback Transit's buses are wheelchair lift or ramp equipped and have specific secure wheelchair locations inside the bus. Also, all buses have a kneeling feature that will aid in the boarding and disembarking of mobility impaired persons that do not use a wheelchair. Please ask the driver for assistance if needed.

Detailed information such as schedules and maps for the fixed route bus service may be obtained by calling Razorback Transit at 479- 575-7433 or may be picked up at the following University of Arkansas, Fayetteville locations: Transit and Parking Department, Hunt Hall Information Desk, and the Arkansas Union Information Desk.


  • Service Area: Washington County, Arkansas
  • Transportation Services Provided: Paratransit Service is available in an area three quarters of a mile in any direction from any of the fixed routes. A map, indicating boundaries of the service area is included on the last page of the application.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Who Is Eligible To Use Razorback Paratransit?
    Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability alone does not qualify a person to ride paratransit. A person must be functionally unable to use the fixed-route bus service. Paratransit service is provided to the following three general groups of persons with disabilities:
  • Persons who have specific impairment-related conditions which make it impossible, not just difficult or inconvenient, to travel to or from the bus stop.
  • Persons who need a wheelchair lift and a wheelchair lift-equipped bus is unable to deploy its lift in a particular location due to physical constraints of that particular bus stop.
  • Persons who are unable to board, ride, exit or otherwise navigate the fixed route bus system, even if they are able to get to a bus stop.
  • Application Details: How To Apply For Razorback Paratransit Service?
  • To be eligible for paratransit van service, one must complete an application for ADA certification. Eligibility applications are reviewed by the Logistics Manager in charge of Paratransit Services. General approval and considerations for trip requests are approved on a trip by trip basis. 
  • The application is printed in fourteen point type and is also available in other formats such as large print, braille or audio cassette, upon request.
  • Applications and all information for paratransit service may be obtained by calling Razorback Paratransit at 575-6993 and speaking with the Logistics Manager in charge of Paratransit Services.
  • Other Details: 
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    Razorback Transit is fare free.
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    All applicants for ADA paratransit eligibility will be informed of their eligibility status in writing within 21 business days of the date the completed application is filed with Razorback Transit. Each applicant deemed eligible for paratransit will be assigned to one of the three eligibility categories.

Conditional:
Conditional eligibility will apply to individuals who are able to use Razorback Transit's fixed route bus service for some trips, but may require paratransit for other trips or in special circumstances. Eligibility for paratransit trips will be determined on a trip-by-trip basis and will be based on the individual's functional ability to independently use Razorback buses for some trips or part of a particular trip.

Unconditional:
Unconditional eligibility will apply to individuals who have been judged functionally unable to independently use Razorback Transit's fixed route bus service in any circumstance.

Temporary:
Temporary eligibility will apply to individuals with temporary physical disabilities and will last for the term of the disability, but in no case longer than 12 months. After the 12 month period, individuals who were granted temporary eligibility must reapply and be reevaluated if they desire to continue using paratransit.

Program Description:

Washington Regional is the only not-for-profit, community-owned and locally governed healthcare system in Northwest Arkansas. 

Its comprehensive healthcare network consists of a 425-bed medical center and over 55 clinic locations. Washington Regional is committed to improving the health of people in communities we serve through compassionate, high quality care, prevention and wellness education. 

Faith in Action is a volunteer-based organization providing homebound seniors with free non-medical services to help promote their independence, dignity and quality of life.


  • Service Area: Benton County, Washington County
  • Transportation Services Provided: Appointments, Grocery shopping etc.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • No specific eligibility criteria available on the website.
    (Although services are provided to homebound seniors.)
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 479.463.7862 (Washington County)
  • 479.463.7870 (Benton County)
  • Other Details: 
  • Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Services are provided free-of-charge. (Donations appreciated)

Program Description:

Since 1974, Area Agency on Aging has been a leader in providing 24-hour, in-home care to people of all ages. 

We are non-profit, home-based and dedicated to helping you and your loved ones realize a better quality of life through individually-tailored care. Our mission is to assist older individuals in maintaining desired lifestyles through accessible and affordable alternatives.

Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Inc. has 8 offices that provide services in Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian, and Crawford Counties. Services are provided in Johnson (Clarksville), Montgomery (Mt. Ida), and Washington (Winslow) Counties doing business as Visiting Nurses Agency.
Medicaid transportation services are provided in all counties, plus Conway and Pope Counties.

We provide care without regard to race, religion, color, sex, creed, national origin, age or physical or mental handicap.

We provide services to individuals who have greatest economic need with particular attention to low-income minority individuals and older individuals residing in rural areas who have the greatest economic need.
We bill Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance, and accept donations, memorials and private pay.


  • Service Area: Conway, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Perry, Polk, Pope, Scott, Sebastian, Van Buren, Stone, Cleburne, White, Woodruff, Jackson, Independence, Sharp and Yell counties in Arkansas.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Non-Emergency Transportation to Medical Appointments
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Recipient must have an active Medicaid number.
  • Recipient has no other person available to transport them to their Medicaid appointment.
  • Transportation will be to the nearest Medicaid medical provider only.
  • Age – No minimum or maximum.
  • Approval by Transportation Dispatcher.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • 1-888-783-6632 (Toll free number)
  • Other Details: 
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    48 business hour prior notification is required.
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    No pricing information available on the website.

Program Description:

East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging assists older persons in 12-county area by planning, coordinating, and delivering services suited to their needs.

Our mission is to connect seniors, caregivers, the disabled, and other diverse communities with resources and professional and personalized services in Northeast Arkansas. Enriching the life of all within our community to enable independence and dignity in aging.

Since 1978, EAAAA has delivered quality care, family focused services and advocacy for the aging population while maintaining a servants heart. We are a nonprofit agency and serve twelve counties in Northeast Arkansas. East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging (EAAAA) partners with senior centers to offer many programs and services. Senior centers provide a way for older adults to have healthy meals while combating social isolation.


  • Service Area: Jonesboro, Craighead county
  • Transportation Services Provided: To medical appointments, paying bills, shopping and transportation to and from the senior center.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • No specific eligibility criteria available on the website.
    (Although services are provided to Seniors 60+.)
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Other Details: No pricing information available on the website.
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    No pricing information available on the website.

Program Description:

Since 1974, Area Agency on Aging has been a leader in providing 24-hour, in-home care to people of all ages. 

We are non-profit, home-based and dedicated to helping you and your loved ones realize a better quality of life through individually-tailored care. Our mission is to assist older individuals in maintaining desired lifestyles through accessible and affordable alternatives.

Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas, Inc. has 8 offices that provide services in Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian, and Crawford Counties. Services are provided in Johnson (Clarksville), Montgomery (Mt. Ida), and Washington (Winslow) Counties doing business as Visiting Nurses Agency.

Medicaid transportation services are provided in all counties, plus Conway and Pope Counties. We provide care without regard to race, religion, color, sex, creed, national origin, age or physical or mental handicap.

We provide services to individuals who have greatest economic need with particular attention to low-income minority individuals and older individuals residing in rural areas who have the greatest economic need.
This rural public transportation program is designed to bridge the gap between rural and urban areas.


  • Service Area: Conway, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Perry, Polk, Pope, Scott, Sebastian, Van Buren, Stone, Cleburne, White, Woodruff, Jackson, Independence, Sharp and Yell counties in Arkansas.
  • Transportation Services Provided: Shopping, personal needs, nutrition centers, and much more.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • General Public
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • Please call 1-855-642-0060 (or) 1-479-424-2098
  • Other Details:
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    This is a service for all ages.
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    Rides must be scheduled 48 business hours prior to when you want to ride.
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    Most rural areas will have a rotating schedule which means that there will be a designated day of the week the van will be in your city.
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    Due to limited space, public transportation is provided on a first come first serve basis.

Program Description:

The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas commits financial and human resources to enhance the lives of the Northwest Arkansas senior and elderly community. 

We are a private, non-profit organization that has provided senior care in Northwest Arkansas–Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy, and Washington Counties–since 1979. We also provide services to Military Veterans and persons with disabilities.


  • Service Area: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy, and Washington Counties
  • Transportation Services Provided: Medical appointments, to and from the senior centers, the pharmacy, the grocery store, local shopping centers, and other places as scheduled.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • No specific eligibility criteria available on the website.
    (Although services are provided to Seniors 60+.)
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES: 
  • (866)-245-5498)
  • Other Details:
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    Some senior centers can take you to and from the doctor, the pharmacy, or the senior center.
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    Some locations may be able to transport you to and from the grocery store or other recreational locations.
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    We do not offer ambulances or other emergency transportation.
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    Destinations and schedules vary based on region, funding, and availability.

Program Description:

CareLink, the Area Agency on Aging for Central Arkansas, is a nonprofit agency providing resources for older people and their families. 

We need your support to serve the growing population of older people in Faulkner, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie, Pulaski, and Saline Counties.
Our mission is to connect older people and their families with resources to meet the opportunities and challenges of aging.

Complete Health with PACE is a non-profit organization sponsored by Baptist Health and CareLink to provide the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Our program is designed for older adults eligible for nursing home care who prefer to live at home as long as possible with the highest quality of health and life possible.

To achieve this, Complete Health with PACE centers care around your needs. The array of services provided by Complete Health with PACE include all Medicare and Medicaid services and any additional services added to your individualized care plan. Services are provided at the Complete Health with PACE Center, your home, and outpatient, inpatient, or specialty services health care facilities when necessary.


  • Service Area: Faulkner, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie, Pulaski, and Saline Counties.
  • Transportation Services Provided: to/from the organization center and specialty doctor appointments.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Age 55 or older
  • Meets state requirements for nursing home placement
  • Resides in Complete Health with PACE service area
  • Can live safely at home with support of Complete Health with PACE services
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
    We encourage you to contact our Complete Health with PACE enrollment specialist who will be glad to answer all your questions and provide you with the enrollment process.
  • Other Details:
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    If you are both Medicaid and Medicare eligible you have no out of pocket costs to participate in Complete Health With PACE.
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    Members who do not have Medicaid or Medicare can join by paying an extra monthly fee.

Program Description:

Rock Region METRO is the central Arkansas public transit system carrying more than 2.5 million passengers trips per year in the cities of Little Rock, North Little Rock, Maumelle, Jacksonville, Sherwood and Pulaski County.

It comprises three branches: METRO Local, a fixed-route bus service serving Pulaski County; METRO Streetcar, a rail system operating in Little Rock and North Little Rock; and METRO Links an on-demand paratransit service.

Learn how easy it is to save money, help protect the environment, and build a stronger local economy by riding Rock Region METRO.
Rock Region METRO’s mission is to provide safe, reliable, convenient and cost-effective transit service with a skilled team of employees dedicated to our customers’ needs and committed to excellence.


  • Service Area: ADA Service Area 2019 PDF
  • Transportation Services Provided: Public Transport.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • The service is available to persons with disabilities whose disabilities prevent them from riding fixed-route buses.
  • Eligibility for METRO Links paratransit service is determined by Rock Region METRO through a confidential application process that requires applicants and their preferred licensed health care provider to file a completed application with the agency.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
    Once your eligibility for METRO Links service has been established,
  • You may call 501-375-6717 to request a trip reservation.
  • Dial 501-375-6717 and press/select 1 for the METRO Links department.
  • Other Details:
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    METRO Links operates Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-9:15 p.m., Saturday, 5 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
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    Riders may call up to seven days in advance for reservations.
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    METRO Links ride scheduling hours are: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
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    If your plans change, please call METRO Links at 501-375-6717 at least 24 hours before your scheduled pick-up time.

Program Description:

The Division of Medical Services is the administrative arm of Arkansas Medicaid, overseeing provider enrollment, billing, pharmacy, beneficiary support, and fee-for-service and managed care programs funded by Medicaid. 

Arkansas Medicaid, which is jointly funded and operated by DHS and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), provides medically necessary health care services for eligible Arkansans from birth through end-of-life.

The Division is divided into four units:

Plan Partnerships oversees contract and managed care programs, including the Provider-Led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE) for Medicaid clients with complex behavioral health, developmental, or intellectual disabilities, Non-Emergency Transportation services, the dental managed care program called Health Smiles, and the Arkansas Independent Assessment system that is used to perform a functional-needs assessment to assist in the development of an individual’s Person-Centered Service Plan (PCSP), personal care services plan.

Fee for Service oversees provider enrollment, prior authorizations and utilization review, the Electronic Visit Verification system, rate reviews, the voluntary performance-based incentive program known as Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), Primary Care Case Management (PCCM) program in which physicians agree to monitor the care of their Medicaid clients, and the policy analysis unit, which plans develops, and implements policy changes within Medicaid.

Administration & Operations oversees contracts, reporting, and technology systems and works with the DHS shared services offices, including Human resources and Finance. The goal of Administration & Operations is to facilitate the smooth and efficient operation of those other areas and the programs they administer.

Pharmacy serves Arkansas Medicaid clients needing prescription services from Medicaid-enrolled providers, both enrolled prescribers and enrolled pharmacies. Pharmacy develops clinical drug criteria, and is staffed by clinical pharmacists who review cases needing prior authorization. The Pharmacy Vendor for the Arkansas Medicaid Pharmacy Department helps develop clinical criteria, rebate invoicing and collection, and has clinical pharmacy staff to review cases needing prior authorization.


  • Service Area: Arkansas State.
  • Transportation Services Provided: NET (Non-Emergency Transportation)
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • You must be on Medicaid or ARKids First-A (Medicaid Title XIX funded). ARKids First-B (CHIP Title XXI funded) does not cover non-emergency transporation.
  • You must try to find another ride first–maybe with friends or family members.
  • You must have no other way to get to your appointment.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
    Find out who the NET transportation broker is for your region. The broker is the company that Medicaid pays to give you a ride. If you don’t know your broker, view the map link bellow or call the NET Help Line toll-free at 
  • Other Details:
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    You do not have to pay anything and there is no limit on the number of trips or miles you can travel.
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    The Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) Program can give you a ride to and from your doctor appointments or other covered Medicaid services.
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    Call at least 48 hours (two full days) before your appointment. (Don’t count Saturday, Sunday, or holidays). For example, if you need a ride to the doctor on Monday, you will need to call no later than Thursday.
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    Your broker will be able to pick you up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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    Your broker must pick you up as needed if you have an appointment for chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or dialysis.
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    When you call for a ride: Have your Medicaid ID ready.
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    Be ready when your ride arrives. Brokers only have to wait 15 minutes before they can leave without you.
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    If you must travel outside your region, you will need a referral from your doctor. Ask your doctor to send the referral to your NET broker.
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    If your doctor tells you to get medical care right away, your doctor must call the transportation broker and tell him you have an “urgent medical situation.” Your broker should come pick you up without 48 hours’ notice.
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    If you see the doctor at the same time each week, you should call your broker and ask if they will set up a regular schedule for you. Some brokers will do this. If you have to change your appointment time or cancel it, call your broker before your normal appointment time and let them know.
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    If you have more than one doctor appointment on the same day, your broker should provide you rides to all of your appointments. Just make sure to give 48 hours notice.
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    If you have to change your appointment time or cancel it, call your broker 48 hours before your normal appointment time and let them know.
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    If you called for a ride, but your ride doesn’t show up:
  • Call your transportation broker and report the problem.
  • Call the NET Helpline at 1-888-987-1200. Have your Medicaid or ARKids First ID number ready.
  • Call your doctor or health care provider.

Program Description:

Greenland Volunteer Senior Activity Center (Washington County)


  • Service Area: Greenland
  • Transportation Services Provided: To and from the senior center.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to receive transportation:
  • Ages 60 and older.
  • Application Details: TO SIGN UP/SCHEDULE FOR RIDES:
  • (479) 442-2554
  • Other Details:
  • Open Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.
  • Suggested donation of $2.

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