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About Mississippi Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)

Transportation is provided to Shared Health Mississippi Members who require transportation assistance to covered healthcare services. Southeastrans arranges transportation for all Shared Health Mississippi Members residing state-wide in Mississippi. Call Southeastrans to arrange non-emergent medical transportation to covered medical services at least three (3) business days in advance of the appointment date. You can schedule up to 30 days in advance. To schedule, change, or cancel transportation use the numbers provided below.

MISSISSIPPI SERVICE AREAS

Click here for a map of the current service areas for Mississippi.

Tammie Sanford

Mississippi State Director

1.769.209.4001
tsanford@southeastrans.com

Making Transportation Arrangements

When scheduling transportation, please have the following information ready for the Customer Service Representative when you call:

 

  • Your full name, phone number, address, date of birth, and county of residence
  • Your ID Number as it appears on your WellCare card or your name & date of birth. Specify any special needs (oxygen, escort) when you schedule the appointment
  • An emergency contact’s name and phone number
  • Destination information – address, phone number, doctor’s name, type of appointment, and name of the medical facility
  • Your mobility status (walking or wheelchair)

Where’s My Ride?

Call our toll-free Where’s My Ride line at 1-888-822-6129 (#2) if you have waited more than 15 minutes after your scheduled pick-up time or more than one hour from your ready-to-go-home call.

FAQS

What is Non Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)?

NEMT is a service that is provided to Shared Health Mississippi members who require transportation assistance to Medicaid-billable healthcare services and have no other means of transportation.

How do I apply for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation?

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid contracts with various managed care organizations throughout the state. Please contact the Mississippi Division of Medicaid to apply for Medicaid or to find out more about NEMT.

How is transportation determined?

Southeastrans arranges transportation for all Shared Health Mississippi members residing in the state of Mississippi. Please call the Southeastrans toll-free number at 1-855-735-4354 to confirm eligibility and to schedule transportation.

 

Does Southeastrans provide private transportation to appointments?

Since this is a shared-ride service, it is possible that you will ride with other passengers picked up at or near your pick-up location. Southeastrans offers public transportation and fuel/gas reimbursement as an alternative.

Are there limits to how far I can travel to and from a medical appointment?

Transportation is available to services in your home community. Travel outside your home community is limited to 75 miles without authorization.

Am I allowed to bring shopping bags on the vehicle?

No, you are not allowed to bring shopping bags in the vehicle. However, if a you are being discharged or admitted, you may have luggage or a duffle bag, and that is acceptable to bring on the vehicle.

 

Am I allowed to take a friend or family member to appointments?

You may bring an escort if there is a medical need for one. The escort must be present at the pick-up point and remain with you throughout the trip.

When scheduling transportation, how much advanced notice is required?

To schedule transportation, you should book at least three (3) calendar days in advance of the appointment date. As an added convenience, you may book up to 30 calendar days in advance.

Am I allowed to schedule transportation to and from non-medical appointments?

You can only schedule transportation to and from Medicaid-approved services.

What type of information is required to schedule transportation to an appointment?

 

  • Your full name, phone number, address, date of birth, and county of residence
  • Your ID number as it appears on your Shared Health Mississippi card or your social security number and date of birth
  • Specify any special needs (for example, oxygen, escort, over-sized wheelchair) when you schedule the appointment
  • An emergency contact’s name and phone number
  • Destination information including address, phone number, doctor’s name, type of appointment, and name of the medical facility
  • Your mobility status (walking, wheelchair, stretcher)
  • Your room number (for stretcher only)

FAQS

What is Non Emergency Transportation (NEMT)?

NET is a service that is provided to Georgia Medicaid Members who require transportation assistance to Medicaid-billable healthcare services and have no other means of transportation.

How do I apply for Non-Emergency Transportation?

Contact the Medicaid office in your county/region to apply for Medicaid or to find out more about Non-Emergency Transportation.

How is transportation determined?

Southeastrans arranges transportation for all Georgia Medicaid Members residing in counties located in the North and Atlanta regions of the State. Call the Southeastrans number that corresponds to your county.

  • Atlanta Region Counties: Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett
  • North Region Counties: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Dade, Dawson, Douglas, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Gordon, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Jackson, Lumpkin, Morgan, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, Walton, White, Whitfield
Does Southeastrans provide private transportation to appointments?

Since this is a shared-ride service, it is possible that you will ride with other passengers picked up at or near your pick-up location. Southeastrans offers public transportation vouchers and fuel/gas reimbursement as an alternative.

Are there limits to how far I can travel to and from a medical appointment?

Transportation is available to services in the member’s home community. Travel outside a member’s home community is available only when those specialized services are not available within member’s home community.

Am I allowed to bring shopping bags on the vehicle?

Riders are only able to carry one bag onto the vehicle; bag must fit in rider’s lap…no exceptions.

Are members allowed to take a friend or family member to appointments?

One adult escort or attendant may accompany a Member if he or she has the same origin and destination as the rider and requires assistance for some medical reason. Escorts MUST be requested when scheduling the appointment.

When scheduling transportation, how much advanced notice is required?

To schedule transportation, members should book at least three (3) business days in advance of the appointment date. You may book up to 30 business days in advance.

Are members allowed to schedule transportation to and from non-medical appointments?

Transportation is provided to and from medical appointments only. Some of which may be considered covered or non-covered as determined by Medicaid, Peach State, or Medicare Advantage.

What type of information is required to schedule transportation to an appointment?
  • Member’s full name, phone number, address, date of birth and county of residence
  • Member’s Medicaid number as it appears on their Georgia Medicaid card or Member’s social security number & date of birth
  • Specify any special needs (i.e. oxygen, escort, over-sized wheelchair, etc.) when you schedule the appointment
  • An emergency contact’s name and phone number
  • Destination information – address, phone number, doctor’s name, type of appointment, and name of the medical facility that you are being transported to
  • Member’s mobility status (walking, wheelchair, stretcher)
  • Member’s room number (for stretcher only)