How Transportation Coordination Works
1) Contracted, Eligibility-based Service
About Our Service Contract with Tioga County Dept. of Human Services (TCDHS)/ S.A.M., Inc. TCDHS/SAM, Inc. Case Management determines if individuals are eligible for transportation services. We do not field requests for public transportation. Once individuals are deemed “eligible”, TCDHS/SAM, Inc. Case Management forwards a transportation request to the Partnership’s Transportation Coordinator. The Transportation Coordinator arranges for the ride with local transportation providers, then provides confirmation to both the Case Manager and the eligible individual.
Who Can Use This Transportation Service? This transportation service is provided for eligible persons as determined by TCDHS/SAM, Inc. Case Management. Transportation needs filled by this service may include getting to and from medical appointments, for transporting parents and foster children to and from visitation appointments, court dates, drug testing & probation appointments, drug & alcohol treatment appointments, and for Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous meetings, etc.
2) Needs-based, Supported by Donation (i.e. Our Alternative Transportation Service)
Aside from the contracted transportation service (explained above), a needs-based program is providing a sorely needed service at the local hospital. This service is currently for patients that do not otherwise have a way home following discharge from the Emergency Department or Same Day Surgery. Again, we do not field requests from the public for transportation. This service relies strictly on donations and is made possible by: Blossburg American Legion, Elkland Moose, Wellsboro Social Club, Arnot Sportsmen’s Club, and the Hillside Rod and Gun Club. Volunteer drivers, after being fully screened, may provide rides and receive mileage reimbursement.