April 15, 2022

Transportation Tips for Patients

Transportation Tips for Patients

Transportation to and from appointments, or lack thereof, is a major hurdle facing patients who contact our Patients Rising Concierge team. Any delays caused by transportation have a domino effect on a patient’s healthcare journey and can lead to poor outcomes. 

Samantha Smith, our Patient Navigator at the concierge desk, handles transportation challenges for patients daily. She shares helpful resources to help you understand insurance coverage for transportation, how to find local and community-based services, and tips for booking transit if you have a specific illness or medical device need.

And hear Kate Pecora’s interview with Dr. Bageshree Cheulkar of Virtua Health on the community transportation services provided to patients, and how they can impact health outcomes.

Hosts: 

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent

Guests: 

Dr. Bageshree Cheulkar, Senior Project Manager, Community Based Services, Virtua Health 

Samantha Smith, Patient Navigator, Patients Rising Concierge

Links: 

White House proposes fix to 'family glitch' in ObamaCare | The Hill

Harris says White House will seek to ease Americans' medical debt burden

The Real Costs of Diabetes + Alzheimer's | Patients Rising Podcast

Ride Health Program | Virtua Health 

Patients Rising Resource Hub

Patients Rising Transportation Resources 

Terry Wilcox Statement on CMS' Coverage Determination for Alzheimer's - Patients Rising Now

Need help?

The successful patient is one who can get what they need when they need it. We all know insurance slows us down, so why not take matters into your own hands? Our Navigator is an online tool that allows you to search a massive network of health-related resources using your zip code so you get local results. Get proactive and become a more successful patient right now at PatientsRisingConcierge.org

Have a question or comment about the show, or want to suggest a show topic or share your story as a patient correspondent?

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The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the guest(s)/ author(s) and do not reflect the official policy or position of Patients Rising.