Transportation For This Old Broad
September 13, 2016 10:56am CST
So, yesterday I think it was, I posted a discussion, "Getting Desperate" about trying to find transportation to a medical appointment. Yesterday I called half a dozen places including Medicaid. They won't help me. So I called Care In Homes, talked to a nice lady who gave me some places to call. One was Ship-Go Ride and the woman told me that I have to be 65 and have a disability or be a vet. I told her of my cataract. She said that if I had been termed with 'low vision' or 20/100 in both eyes(basically blind) I would be eligible. That sent me on a three hour adventure trying to contact the medical records for the actual location I had my eye exam with. Finally, that afternoon when I had given up calling some Cameron from an obscurely named place and he told me there was a letter in my file and when I have gotten and sent back a release form he can send that out to me. Called and emailed several and waited to hear back. One guy emailed me and gave me three places to call. First one is Freedom Shuttle and they charge a $5 load fee and then $3 a mile. They will go in with me, make sure I still have the appointment and then come back to pick me up. I may use them. They will be about the same as a taxi but will be sure I get back home. After getting my teeth pulled I will need that added help. So, they will be worth any extra I have to pay above the regular taxi fee. So, after sending out indepth emails to about five Home Care places, calling about fifteen or more places to get into or to obtain info for a place I have found two places that are possibilities and found that the taxi company I like will give me a 10% senior discount. I guess I will be happy with that.
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• Boise, Idaho
13 Sep 16
Medicaid already is helping me pay my Part B Medicare. I dread the tooth pulling too. I just hope they don't want X amount of $'s up front or I won't be able to do it. I am afraid of dentists. I had two bad experiences and that is one other reason I don't go like I should have early on.