Upper Peninsula Region Non Emergency Medical Transportation Study

For many years transportation needs and issues pertaining to healthcare have been a topic of discussion in the Upper Peninsula as it has been ranked a high unmet need. “Non-emergency medical transportation,” by definition are rides for eligible individuals to and from the doctor’s office, the hospital, or another destination that does not involve a medical emergency. This survey is to gather input on your communities needs in regards to NEMT. The document produced by this study will help future funders, providers, and organizations better target and direct their limited resources toward areas of that would have the greatest impact. Thank you for taking the time to respond.

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* 1. Are there transportation options available in your community specifically for populations with limited personal mobility, e.g. seniors, people with disabilities, people with lower income?

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* 2. If yes, how well does the existing transportation service meet the needs of your community?

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* 3. Are you aware of any special populations, e.g. seniors, people with disabilities, people with lower income, in your community that need assistance meeting their mobility needs?

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* 4. Are there places in the local community or in the region that people want to go, but there are limited or no available transportation services?

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* 5. What transportation improvements would you like to see that would help people in your community have greater mobility options?

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* 6. Rides to Wellness is a comprehensive non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) program administered by the Michigan Transportation Connection (MTC). Are you familiar with the MIConnect Ride to Wellness Program?

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* 7. Local units of government provide support for emergency medical transportation. Should local units of government support nonemergency medical public transit program such as Ride to Wellness?

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* 8. If in support of a NEMT program in your community how would be the best way to support a sustainable program?

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* 9. To expand existing NEMT services in your community would housing a NEMT vehicle be an option that would be considered?

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* 10. Are there any additional comments regarding the need for improved NEMT transportation services in your community or region that you would like to provide?

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* 11. Name of Local Unit of Government

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* 12. What County is Local Unit of Government in?

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