What is NEMT?

NEMT stands for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation. The purpose of the NEMT program is to ensure transportation to eligible MO HealthNet Division (MHD) fee-for-service and managed care health plan participants who do not have access to free appropriate transportation to and from scheduled -MHD covered services. The NEMT program may use public transportation or bus tokens, vans, taxi, ambulance, or even an airplane if necessary to get you to your health care appointment. You may also be able to get help with gas costs if you have a car, or have a friend or a neighbor who can take you. The NEMT program must approve this before your appointment.

Tips about getting a ride before using NEMT:

  • If your city has public transportation, ask if you can ride the bus to your health care appointment at no cost to you
  • Call your Local Community Organizations
  • If you can get a ride from another agency, please call them before you call NEMT

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