If you are on Medi-Cal in Los Angeles County, your Health Plan covers rides when you need health care and services. There is no added cost for this service if you are eligible. In this post, we will explain the two types of Medi-Cal transportation services available (NMT and NEMT) and who is eligible. We will then explain how to book a free appointment for a Los Angeles Medi-Cal Transportation Services near you
Additionally, we will provide a list of Medi-Cal Transportation Services providers in Los Angeles County, including their phone numbers and address (city and zip code).
Table of Contents:
- Los Angeles County Medi-Cal Transportation Services
- Determine if You are Eligible
- Schedule a Los Angeles Medi-Cal Transportation Ride
- Los Angeles Medi-Cal Transportation Services Near You
- Other Transportation Resources in Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County Medi-Cal Transportation Services
As a Medi-Cal beneficiary in Los Angeles County, you are able to utilize transportation services to see your health care provider and to obtain medically necessary covered services at no cost.
Your Managed Health Care provider will work with you and your health care provider to find the transportation service that best fits your needs and to schedule a ride.
You can use this service to:
- Your doctor.
- Your dentist.
- A counselor.
- The pharmacy, to pick up medicine.
- Pick up durable medical equipment, such as a wheelchair or walker.
- Ongoing care, such as dialysis.
- Your home from the hospital.
Here are the steps to follow to schedule a Medi-Cal transportation in Los Angeles County.
Step 1 – Determine if You are Eligible
There are two types of Medi-Cal transportation: Nonmedical Transportation (NMT) and Nonemergency Medical Transportation(NEMT).
Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT)
NEMT requires that a Physician Certification Statement (PCS) form be completed and signed by your Provider.
This transportation type can include transport by ambulance, litter van, wheelchair van medical transportation services, and/or coordinating with para transit.
Who can get Nonemergency Medical Transportation?
The forms of transportation are authorized when:
- Your medical and/or physical condition does not allow you to travel by bus, passenger car, taxicab, or another form of public or private transportation, and
- Transportation is required for the purpose of obtaining needed medical care.
Non-Medical Transportation (NMT)
NMT does not require a Physician Certification Statement (PCS) form to be completed.
This benefit allows for transportation to approved medical services by passenger car, taxi, or other forms of public/private transportation.
- You will have access to an unlimited number of round-trips per year.
- This benefit does not limit your non-emergency medical transportation benefit.
Who can get Nonmedical Transportation?
The forms of transportation are authorized for:
- Medically necessary covered services.
- Members picking up drug prescriptions that cannot be mailed directly to the member.
- Members picking up medical supplies, prosthetics, orthotics, and other equipment.
Step 2 – Schedule a Los Angeles Medi-Cal Transportation Ride
Medi-Cal transportation is scheduled through your Medi-Cal managed care provider (MCP).
In Los Angeles County, there are two MCPs – Los Angeles: LA Care and Health Net.
Schedule Medi-Cal Transportation with L.A. Care
If you have LA Care as your Managed Care provider, use the following information to schedule your Medi-Cal transportation ride.
To schedule NEMT or NMT services, please call L.A. Care Member Services at 1-888-839-9909 (TTY 711) and select the ‘transportation’ prompt.
You will be able to learn more about your transportation options and how to schedule a ride.
Schedule Medi-Cal Transportation with Health Net
If you have Health Net as your Managed Care provider, use the following information to schedule your Medi-Cal transportation ride.
Call ModivCare, formally LogistiCare at 1-855-253-6863.
Hearing-impaired members, call TTY: 1-866-288-3133.
You can call between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Friday.
Here’s information you should know before you call:
- If you need interpreter services during the transport, call the number on the back of your Member ID card for assistance.
- Please do not call more than 30 days before your health care visit to reserve a ride.
- If you are not able to call, a family member, caregiver, or doctor can call for you.
Additionally, please have this information ready when you reserve a ride:
- health plan member ID number.
- name and address of the medical doctor.
- appointment date and time.
- pick-up time and address.
How the Benefit Works
The types of rides you can schedule include:
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)
- Vehicles with wheelchairs and gurneys.
- Call 48 hours in advance.
Non-Medical Transportation (NMT)
- Car, van, taxi, rideshare, and mass transit.
- Call 24 hours in advance.
- Rideshare arrives within one hour.
You can schedule rides to any place that offers medical care or health care services. There is no mileage limit.
Step 3 – Wait for Your Ride
The final step is to wait for your scheduled ride. If they are any issues, call the transportation provider.
If they are not able to help you or they do not show up, call the managed care provider number you used to schedule the ride.
When you call your Managed Health Care Provider to schedule a Medi-Cal Transportation ride, you will be scheduled with one of the Medi-Cal transportation providers below.
Note: You cannot call the providers below directly to schedule a ride. You have to go through the Managed Care Provider Phone Number provided above.
Los Angeles Medi-Cal Transportation Services Near You
Here’s the list of Medi-Cal transportation providers (NEMT) approved to operate in Los Angeles County.
We have provided the name of the company, city, and phone number.
|NEMT Provider Name||City & Zip Code||Phone Number|
|Heart Transportation||Arcadia, CA 91006-6025||(833) 478-8767|
|KG Limited LLC||Arcadia, CA 91006-2535||(626) 775-4111|
|Olympus Medical Transportation Inc||Burbank, CA 91505-4195||(747) 277-7773|
|P&L Transportation, Inc||Burbank, CA 91505-4143||(818) 859-7058|
|Z-Best Transport Inc||Burbank, CA 91502-2430||(818) 272-9954|
|Vafa Medical Transportations||Canoga Park, CA 91303-2005||(818) 813-8013|
|Ecco Connect||Covina, CA 91723-3185||(626) 699-2120|
|Quickpick Transport LLC||Covina, CA 91724-2933||(626) 532-0655|
|Greenline Non-Emergency Transportation, LLC||El Segundo, CA 90245-4532||(323) 849-9809|
|Administrative Services Coop Erative, Inc||Gardena, CA 90248-4319||(310) 715-1968|
|SMS Transportation Services Inc||Gardena, CA 90248-4630||(213) 489-5367|
|Ambiance Medical Transportation||Glendale, CA 91201-1608||(818) 955-5757|
|Art Med Trans, Inc.||Glendale, CA 91204-2500||(323) 622-1166|
|Care Line Transportation Inc||Glendale, CA 91202-1619||(818) 245-6466|
|Care Van Inc||Glendale, CA 91201-2044||(818) 502-0353|
|Grand Care Medical Transportation Inc||Glendale, CA 91205-1057||(818) 434-0122|
|Lucky Riders Inc||Glendale, CA 91204-1001||(818) 619-6591|
|Med Life Inc||Glendale, CA 91203-4046||(818) 987-8113|
|Procare Transportation, Inc||Glendale, CA 91205-2317||(818) 668-3891|
|United Ride Medical Transportation Inc.||Glendale, CA 91205-1462||(818) 500-0985|
|V&T Medical Transportation||Glendale, CA 91203-1183||(323) 741-8400|
|Zihah Enterprises||Glendale, CA 91202-2567||(877) 686-5466|
|American Medical Transportat||Glendora, CA 91740-3615||(626) 335-5828|
|Dignity Transportation Service Inc||Glendora, CA 91741-3361||(626) 963-3465|
|Knb Transportation Inc||Inglewood, CA 90301-2437||(323) 497-9988|
|Ride On Time LLC||Irwindale, CA 91706-6600||(626) 813-7433|
|X Transportation||La Puente, CA 91746-3603||(626) 541-0501|
|Alizaara LLC||Lakewood, CA 90712-1925||(714) 588-8819|
|Optimum Nemt Inc||Lancaster, CA 93534-4100||(661) 886-4496|
|T&J Unlimited Transportation LLC||Lancaster, CA 93534-3427||(661) 522-5060|
|T.L.C. Non Emergency Medical Transportation||Lancaster, CA 93535-4500||(661) 916-3805|
|Medstat, LLC||Littlerock, CA 93543-1205||(661) 269-7160|
|Diversified Transportation Access LLC||Los Angeles, CA 90045-5696||(310) 424-8811|
|Golden Van Rides Inc.||Los Angeles, CA 90065-3606||(323) 474-6070|
|GT Med Trans LLC||Los Angeles, CA 90041-3512||(747) 277-6373|
|GT Ride LLC||Los Angeles, CA 90041-3512||(818) 696-1106|
|Mega Medical Transportation||Los Angeles, CA 91607-3480||(818) 858-2828|
|Total Transport Inc.||Los Angeles, CA 91606-3199||(714) 520-1773|
|Trinity Transportation LLC||Los Angeles, CA 90008-5145||(323) 273-6847|
|United Independent Taxi Drivers, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA 90026-3105||(213) 483-7669|
|Quality Services Trans LLC||Lynwood, CA 90262-1741||(310) 486-9147|
|Safe Med Tranz Inc.||Mission Hills, CA 91345-1300||(323) 440-0444|
|A & E Transit, Inc.||Montebello, CA 90640-3810||(818) 456-3267|
|Nova Med Trans||Montrose, CA 91020-1859||(818) 606-0890|
|Crystal Medical Transportation,Inc||North Hollywood, CA 91605-1458||(818) 768-1312|
|Mega Medical Transportation||North Hollywood, CA 91605-5271||(818) 858-2828|
|Safe Ride Medical Transportation Inc||North Hollywood, CA 91601-1631||(818) 303-4493|
|Wellcare Medical Transportation,Inc.||North Hollywood, CA 91606-1113||(818) 660-1212|
|Chariot Medical Transportation||Northridge, CA 91324-4040||(747) 444-8124|
|Future Medical Transportatio N Inc.||Northridge, CA 91324-4623||(818) 350-5440|
|Magic Express LLC||Northridge, CA 91324-4623||(818) 818-6477|
|Desert Sky Transit||Palmdale, CA 93550-4840||(661) 441-2227|
|American Best Care Medical T Ransportation||Panorama City, CA 91402-7301||(818) 802-3149|
|Ridesafe Medtrans||Panorama City, CA 91402-4103||(213) 357-8860|
|Arrow Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, Inc.||Pasadena, CA 91106-2500||(626) 314-2527|
|Call The Car||Pasadena, CA 91107-1554||(855) 282-6968|
|Helping Hands Senior Transportation||Reseda, CA 91335-3046||(818) 300-8450|
|Matur Business And Services Inc||Reseda, CA 91335-3391||(818) 437-3980|
|V&A Non-Emergency Medical Transportation||Reseda, CA 91335-8720||(818) 881-5811|
|Essential Health Transport||Sherman Oaks, CA 91423-5192||(818) 424-3229|
|Viva Medcare Trans Inc||Sherman Oaks, CA 91403-3110||(866) 455-8482|
|Dynamic Transportation And S Ervices||Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381-2206||(747) 500-4055|
|Ambursd Medical Transportation Inc.||Studio City, CA 91604-3546||(818) 747-2500|
|Goodway Transportation||Sun Valley, CA 91352-1582||(818) 731-7281|
|P & I Transportation||Sun Valley, CA 91352-3301||(818) 778-6567|
|Acme Trans LLC||Sylmar, CA 91342-1263||(818) 653-8683|
|American Regal Trans Inc||Tarzana, CA 91356-6651||(818) 600-8983|
|Ca Ride Care||Torrance, CA 90504-5042||(213) 314-3140|
|Express Transportation Agency||Tujunga, CA 91042-2304||(818) 452-5262|
|Golden Gate Tranz||Tujunga, CA 91042-2715||(818) 805-8085|
|Prime Medical Transportation Inc||Tujunga, CA 91042-2729||(818) 476-6495|
|Best Ride, Inc.||Valley Village, CA 91607-2193||(818) 761-1113|
|Arka Limo LLC||Van Nuys, CA 91401-2316||(818) 937-2792|
|Oasis Transport, Inc||Van Nuys, CA 91401-2325||(818) 465-3501|
|Pacific Care Medical Transportation||Van Nuys, CA 91401-6260||(213) 458-9375|
|Ride With Us Transportation LLC||Van Nuys, CA 91401-2627||(661) 212-6616|
|Transit Solutions Inc.||Walnut, CA 91789-2929||(909) 595-7433|
|Secure Transportation||Whittier, CA 90605-3555||(562) 941-0107|
|A1 Transportation Inc||Woodland Hills, CA 91364-1772||(661) 523-7333|
|Conejo Valley Transit||Woodland Hills, CA 91364-1663||(818) 880-8780|
|Medtransit||Woodland Hills, CA 91367-2526||(818) 445-4559|
Other Transportation Resources in Los Angeles County
Here are other resources to help with transportation in Los Angeles County:
Can I get a Ride through Access?
Access is a public transportation agency dedicated to providing quality transportation for people with disabilities in Los Angeles County.
Eligibility for Access is based on your ability to use accessible buses and trains in Los Angeles County.
Eligibility is not based solely on whether you have a disability.
To find out if you’re eligible for transportation through Access, please call (800)-883-1295 or click https://accessla.org/.
One Degree Community Resources
One degree provides information for free or discounted transportation resources. Click here to visit their website.
Call 2-1-1 LA or (800) 339-6993 or visit their website.
If none of these options work for you, contact your doctor, nurse, or a social worker at your medical home.
Los Angeles Medi-Cal Transportation Services Near You Summary
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