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Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

  • Project Title: Rural Medical Transportation Network
  • Contact Name: Dennis Presley
  • Location: Carbondale, Illinois
  • Program Overview: The Rural Medical Transportation Network conducts research on deficiencies in the healthcare transportation systems and pilots programs to improve transportation care for rural residents in 66 counties in southern Illinois. Residents requiring transportation to healthcare facilities can telephone a call center operated by a collaborative entity to receive assistance in overcoming transportation barriers and determine the best option for their transportation needs. Healthcare providers also refer their patients to the service if they indicate they need assistance to make their necessary appointments. The Network partners with healthcare providers, emergency medical services, and mass transit providers.

Models represented by this program: