The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is an agency within the Texas Health and Human Services System that delivers health and human services to qualified Texans.
- Makes it easier for people to find out about the services or benefits for which they may qualify.
- Better integrates programs by removing bureaucratic silos and grouping similar programs and services together.
- Creates clear lines of accountability within the organization.
- Includes well-defined and objective performance metrics for all organizational areas.
Nonemergency medical transportation services are available for a Medicaid beneficiary or their child. These services include rides to doctor's office, dentist's office, hospital, drug store or any place that provides covered health care services.
Types of rides include:
- Public transportation, like the city bus.
- A taxi or van service.
- Commercial transit, like a bus or plane, to go to another city for an appointment.
Services may also include:
- Money for gas.
- Meals and lodging for children and youth 20 and younger staying overnight to get covered health care services.
- Payment for some out-of-state travel to neighboring states (Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico).
- Services do not include making arrangements for emergency or nonemergency transportation by ambulance.
To get a ride, you must be enrolled in one of the following programs and not have any other means of transportation:
Click here for more information on how to get a ride and what other information you may need.