Transportation available for Nevada Medicaid clients seeking COVID-19 vaccine and testing
CARSON CITY — Helping to prepare your friend or loved one to get the Covid-19 vaccine or testing can be an awkward time for Nevadans who are already struggling due to the pandemic. Figuring out various methods for getting the vaccine, when it is available, can be even more challenging. Nevada Medicaid is asking Nevadans to plan ahead by knowing how to schedule a vaccine appointment and lining up their transportation.
Health officials say many Nevadans – especially older Nevadans – may not be aware of how easy it is to get vaccinated against the virus.
Nevada Medicaid is offering Medicaid recipients a flexible same-day transportation service with a variety of options including gas mileage reimbursement, bank card funding to take the bus, and, in most instances, same-day rides from ride services.
Information is available in English and Spanish here under Appointment Resources or by calling 1-844-879-7341.
Here’s how to plan ahead:
Step one: Check NVCovidFighter.org daily to find out when and where vaccines may be available in your county and schedule an appointment.
Step two: Plan transportation. The flyer, available here, describes who is eligible for transportation through Medicaid and how to schedule their ride
Step three: Get the vaccine and continue social distancing, frequent hand washing and mask-wearing.
Step four: Plan transportation for the second dose of the vaccine.
It is always Open Enrollment for Nevada Medicaid. Apply at https://accessnevada.dwss.nv.gov/. Non-citizens and the uninsured can receive COVID-19 services through federally qualified health centers here.