Transportation - Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island
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Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island

 

Transportation

Providence VA Resources

The following is a list of transportation options for Veterans coming into the Providence VA Medical Center, Providence VA community clinics and other pre-authorized outside Providence VA medical referral visits.

Beneficiary Travel Reimbursement: @ 41.5 cents per mile, or public transportation fares. Reimbursed by direct deposit to bank account or “Direct Express Debit Card. Sign-up is available at Patient Travel or the Agent Cashier window at the medical center. You can submit a claim via kiosk, mail-in claim form or in person at the Beneficiary Travel window.
  • Veterans with disabilities rated 30% or more service-connected (SC): travel for care relating to any of the Veterans medical or mental health issues
  • Veterans with service connected disabilities rated at Zero to 30% seen for care relating specifically to their service connected issue(s)
  • Veterans receiving a VA Pension
  • Veterans with annual income below the maximum applicable annual rate of pension
    Current rate of pension is below $12,907.00 a year for Veteran with no dependents
    Rate goes up with each dependent claimed to a max of 4 dependents
  • Veterans traveling in relation to a Compensation and Pension (C&P) Examination

Special Mode Travel*: (401) 273-7100 ext. 3550.

  • *Medically necessary specialized transportation
  • Veterans with service connected disabilities rated 30% or more
  • Veterans with disabilities rated less than 30% seen for care relating specifically to service connected condition(s)
  • Veterans receiving a VA Pension
  • Veterans with annual income below the maximum applicable annual rate of pension
    Current rate of pension is below $12,907.00 a year for Veteran with no dependents
    Rate goes up with each dependent claimed to a max of 4 dependents
  • Veterans traveling in relation to a Compensation and Pension (C&P) examinations *with a medical need for special mode of travel
  • Certain non-Veteran attendants, Caregivers and donors when related to care of a Veteran. Pre-approval is required.
  • For scheduled appointments only. Not available for med or equip pick-up, drop-in or walk-in visits.

    Veterans Transportation Network: (401) 457-3387. Open Mon. - Fri., 5:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Please call, Mon. - Fri., between 5:30 and 7 a.m. on the appointment date to make a travel reservation.

    • Door-to-door service provide by volunteer drivers in donated DAV mini-vans
    • You must be ambulatory, able to get into and out of a vehicle without assistance
    • Travel with personal oxygen gear is ok
    • Service runs primarily for morning visits, with pick-ups arranged the day of visit
    • Must have scheduled VA appointment, however, travel for Labs and diagnostic walk-in visits ok
    • Service is available for medication pick up, but is not available for equipment pick-up
    • May be accompanied by a spouse or caregiver with prior approval

    Providence VA Shuttle Services

    • Hyannis Shuttle - Ambulatory Veterans shuttle departing Hyannis at 233 Stevens St. Hyannis Mass Mon-Thurs. 7:15 a.m. Must call to reserve seat: (401) 457-3387
    • Boston VA Shuttle - Ambulatory Veterans shuttle departing Providence VA Mon-Fri at 5:45 a.m. Must call to reserve seat: (401) 457-3387
    • Shuttle from Main Campus to VA Eagle Square Campus - Shuttle runs on a 20 min. schedule starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 4:20 p.m., Mon thru Fri. Open to all ambulatory Veterans and visitors

    City and State Resources

    • CITY OF NEW BEDFORD SHUTTLE - Mon thru Fri, (508) 991-6184
    • CITY OF FALL RIVER SHUTTLE – Mon thru Fri (508) 324-2432
    • Medical Transport Management (MTM) - State of RI Travel – (855) 330-9131
    • RIPTA BUS – Rhode Island’s local public bus service
    • RITPA RIDE Program – ADA eligibility required. (401) 461-9760
    • TOWN OF ATTLEBORO SHUTTLE – Mon thru Fri, (508) 223-2222 Ext. 3281
    • Eastern Connecticut to Providence VAMC Travel Resource - Focus on Veterans – Call (860) 317-1025. Provide as much advanced notice as possible. Free door-to-door travel from cities and towns along our border with Connecticut. Wheel chair transportation available with 1-week advanced notice.
    • Massachusetts Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Transportation. With at least ten days’ notice and for Mass residents only.
      Boston VA area - (857) 364-5040
      Brockton VA area - (774) 826-2264
      West Roxbury VA area - (857) 203-5627

    Contact Info

    Location

    • Building 1, main entrance

    Contact Number(s)

    • 401-273-7100 Ext. 3550

    Hours of Operation

    • Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.