Transportation topics:

Common questions

Transportation options are unique to each community.

In some areas, public transportation is a convenient way to get around. Consider public transit options throughout Minnesota. If you need help learning to use public transit, check with a local Center for Independent Living.

If you're interested in driving yourself, you might consider vehicle modifications or adaptive driving classes. You can also use informal supports, including loved ones, neighbors and friends. Sometimes free or volunteer transportation services are helpful, especially in areas where public transportation isn't an option.

Here, see common questions about transportation.

Medical Assistance, or MA, typically covers transportation to and from medical appointments and the pharmacy. Contact your county agency, tribe or insurance provider for details about your specific transportation benefits.

If you use Uber, Lyft or another paid option to travel to medical appointments, reimbursement may be available through your local county agency or tribe. Transportation must be the least expensive option and there may be a limit to the distance covered, such as 30 miles for primary care or 60 miles for specialty care.

Waiver services may provide assistance or a stipend for moving transportation. Ask your waiver case manager for details.

Local agencies may provide stipends for bus passes or bus fare. Some public transportation providers may offer reduced rates for students, older adults and people with disabilities. Use MinnesotaHelp.info to search for options in your community.