Do you need a ride to your doctor or dentist? If you don't have a car or can't drive, you can get a ride to your doctor visits. You may also get a ride if you need to visit the dentist, drug store, grocery store, senior center or any place you get Medicaid services.
To learn more
- If you are age 60 or older, call your local area agency on aging (AAA).
- You can access transportation services through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) website. The website has information about arranging for a ride to medical appointments and other related services.
- You can call 211 or visit their website to search for transportation resources in your area.
- American Public Transportation Association — This site contains links to transit agencies for cities, towns and counties across the United States. You can use this site to find bus, rail or ferry services in Texas.
Where to call to receive DADS services and supports
- Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) — The ADRCs provide information about and help with state and federal benefits. They can also help you learn about local programs and services. Anyone — individuals, family members, friends or professionals — can receive information tailored to their needs.
- Yourtexasbenefits.com — This website offers you easy and secure online access to Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) benefits including Medicaid, SNAP food benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and nursing home care and other services for people who are elderly or have disabilities.
- Consumer Directed Services — If you want more control over who works for you in your own home, you can choose either Consumer Directed Services (CDS) or the Service Responsibility Option (SRO). You can only use CDS or SRO in some DADS programs.
- Medicaid Estate Recovery Program — The state may file a claim against the estate of a deceased Medicaid recipient, age 55 and older, who applied for certain long-term care services on or after March 1, 2005. Claims include the cost of services, hospital care and prescription drugs supported by Medicaid under certain programs.
Updated: January 14, 2014