Here are a few resources for medical and special transportation
Medical and Special Transportation
For seniors and other people with disabilities who are unable to use fixed-route, accessible public transportation, there are other “paratransit” options:
The Nassau Inter County Express (NICE) bus system provides a shared ride, curb-to-curb service for persons who have a physical or mental disability. Age, or inability to drive are not taken into consideration in making an eligibility determination. Trips may be for any reason, including educational, personal, recreational or business-related purposes. Service covers areas within three-quarters of a mile of fixed routes and not all communities in the county are covered. Reservations and a week’s notice are required (one-way fare is $3.75). Able-Ride customers can also travel from Nassau County to points east in Suffolk County or to points west in New York City by transferring to Suffolk’s SCAT or New York City Transit'’ Access-A-Ride paratransit system. Customers who transfer are required to pay both fares. For application to register and other questions, call 516-228-4000.
SCAT (Suffolk County Accessible Transportation)
The SCAT paratransit system provides curb-to-curb service to individuals with disabilities who are unable to use regular Suffolk Transit public bus service. SCAT covers areas within three-quarters of a mile of fixed routes. (The one-way fee is $3, exact change.) For applications and information, call 631-853-8337.
The HART bus system also provides shared ride Special Needs Paratransit for Huntington town residents whose disabilities prevent them from using fixed-route buses. All paratransit services require prior registration and enrollment. Call 631-427-8287.
Rides Unlimited of Nassau &Suffolk
Rides Unlimited (RIDES) Nassau Suffolk is a nonprofit transportation service for people with disabilities, which operated more than 100 routes daily in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. Accepts Medicaid; call for additional payment information.
Medicaid Medical Transportation
Medicaid recipients in Nassau or Suffolk counties also may be eligible for transportation for non-emergency medical purposes through LogistiCare Solutions, LLC. For information call 844-678-1103 or visit www.longislandmedicaidride.net.
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