Medicaid offers Free transportation for the COVID-19 vaccinations

Here we will share the information that you’ll need to know to get Medicaid-free transportation for a Covid-19 vaccination.

Florida’s Medicaid program provides free transportation for those looking to get Covid-19 vaccines and are enrolled in the program.  The instructions are to follow so you can easily set up an appointment time to get your vaccine.

Contact your Medicaid plan and inform them that you need a ride, and they will take care of the rest.  If you have not enrolled in the plan, call the Medicaid Helpline at 1-877-254-1055 to be connected to their transportation services. 

If you are enrolled in a health plan, call your plan’s provider to get the telephone number and name of the transportation service designated to you.

If you are not on a health plan, call 1-877-254-1055 so they can connect you with a transportation service.

All rides should be scheduled at least three days in advance of your vaccination appointment. 

If you have any special needs (wheelchair) tell the transportation service when you schedule your ride. 

You will be asked for the following information when you call:

  • Full name
  • Medicaid identification number
  • Address (pick-up and drop-off locations)
  • Name of your health plan (if you are enrolled in a plan)
  • Date and time of the appointment
  • Phone number

The assigned transportation provider may request that you answer certain questions to assure that they send a vehicle that meets all your potential needs.  If it is medically necessary,  you can have someone travel with you. Make sure to contact the transportation service if your appointment gets rescheduled.

Don’t forget to wear your mask! Masks are required to be worn on any public transportation. Wearing a mask keeps you, your fellow travelers, and the transport operator safe and secure.

Who is considered enrolled in Medicaid care programs of Health insurance?

Medicaid is a public health insurance program that provides health care coverage to low-income families and individuals in the United States.

Those individuals and families who meet specific income-based criteria are the ones eligible for this service. Recipients are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or legal immigrants. 

Who is considered to receive the vaccine?

To find a location that is distributing the vaccine you may visit and schedule your appointment there as well.

The vaccine is an important element in ending the COVID-19 pandemic. Plan to get your vaccination now. If you have Medicaid, you can use these resources to help you get to the vaccination center. You must remember to always be safe.

Contact your Medicaid plan or call the Medicaid Helpline at 1-877-254-1055 for more information.