Section 1: Get to know the Medical Transportation Program
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Get to know the Medical Transportation Program

HHSC’s Medical Transportation Program (MTP) provides free rides in Texas to eligible patients who have no other means to get to a scheduled medically necessary health-care checkup or exam covered by Medicaid.

Free rides are also available when a patient needs to get to another Medicaid provider, such as a drug store.

MTP services are available to:

  • Children and youth birth through 20 years who are enrolled in Texas Health Steps.
  • Individuals enrolled in the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program and other eligible state programs.
  • Most others who are eligible for Medicaid medical and dental services.

Patients are not eligible for MTP if they:

  • Require transport by ambulance, whether emergency or non-emergency.
  • Receive direct payment from another facility or program for transportation to health-related services.
    • Examples include transportation to or from a day activity health services facility, personal care home, state institution, nursing facility, or facility participating in another Title 19 Program (Medicaid) for which reimbursement includes transportation funds.
  • Are in an inpatient health-care facility.

Fast Fact

MTP services are available only when a patient requires transportation for a scheduled medically necessary health-care service that is covered by Medicaid. Texas Health Steps periodic medical and dental checkups and diagnostic and treatment services qualify for MTP services.