Things You Will Need
- Medicaid insurance
- King County resident
- Driver License
- Car Insurance
Step 1 - Medicaid Insurance
Step 2 - Valid Driver's License
Make sure that your Driver License is valid. You must be a legal driver to qualify for the gas cards and transportation help. Additionally, you will have to provide proof of car insurance and show that the vehicle is registered in your name. Make copies of all of these items so you can send them to the Hopelink address.
Step 3 - Driving and Medical Insurance
You should also consider this option if you have a child that has a Medicaid medical coupon because you can apply and get gas cards for their doctor's appointments.
Hopelink offers several transportation programs. If you do not qualify for their gas card program or do not have someone who can drive you to your medical appointments that meets the requirements then ask them about other options. Depending on your situation as long as you receive Medicaid then there is likely a program that will assist you.
One of their other programs provides a taxi service to help with transportation to doctor's appointments. Once you qualify they will give you the number to call for this program.
Call Hopelink at 425.943.6789. The application process is easy as long as you have the documentation and will save you a lot of money on gas, especially if you have multiple doctor's appointments and have a long way to drive.
Tips & Warnings
If you don't live in Washington check with your local DSHS office to see if there is a similar program. There are many programs that will help people get to and from their doctor's appointments.
- If you are a Medicare recipient make sure that your Medicare Part D Insurance is the best plan for you when it's open enrollment during November and December.
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