Community Transportation
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Transportation To Appointments
Transportation services enable individuals with low incomes to access health and community resources that would otherwise be unavailable because of the lack of private or public transportation. The Department of Social Services in your county has an application for Medicaid approved transportation. Transportation is for medical appointments or getting your prescriptions at the drug store. Riders have to call two-to-four days ahead to arrange for a ride. There is no fee for members who are enrolled in Medicaid. For those who are not enrolled in Medicaid, transportation depends on available space and may cost from $1-$2 each way. The transportation services and telephone numbers for each county in the Cardinal Innovations Healthcare coverage area are:

  • Cabarrus County:  Dial-A-Ride Service: 704-920-2246; Public Bus: 704-920-RIDER.
  • Davidson County: Davidson County Transportation: 336-242-2250; Check with Daymark at 336-242-2450, for scheduled service between Thomasville and Lexington.
  • Rowan County: Share-A-Ride: 704-636-2344. Rowan needs 7-10 days advance notice to arrange transportation. Rowan also has a bus service, Salisbury Transit that runs until 6 p.m. Also, check with Helping Hands by calling United Way.
  • Stanly County: SCUSA (Stanly County Umbrella Service Agency): 704-986-3790. Seniors can call Golden Age at 704-986-3769 or Oasis at 704-983-6483.
  • Union County: Sign up for transportation with your Medicaid worker, call 704-283-3713 to schedule rides. Seniors should call 704-296-4300. STAR Transportation and Barb’s Special Transportation provide other transportation.

For medical transportation in the evening, and on weekends and holidays, you must arrange private transportation or call Access Call Center to see if other transportation is available in your county.