Ride For Health Initiative

Free Transportation to Medical, Dental & Human Services Appointments

At FIT, we believe in connected, cohesive communities that encourage healthy, happy lifestyles.  Through partnerships, advocacy and education, we believe in creating communities with inclusive transportation infrastructure, better mobility options and environmentally conscious commuters.

Since 2006, the Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC) has partnered with the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation (PCHF) and the Pottstown Cab Company to manage the Ride for Health Initiative (RFHI. This is a last chance program for those with no car, no friend with a car, no access to paratransit, and the inability to use or great difficulty in using public transit.

The program works with local health and human service agencies to determine client eligibility, issues SEPTA Key cards for bus rides,  and schedules taxi rides. Interest in the program is driven not only by the significant need by but also by the added benefit that both the agency and the client receive rides at no cost. A six-month evaluation, done by the Human Organization Science Institute at Villanova University, found the RFHI to be: innovative, well-run, continuously improving through effective processes and structures, cost efficient, highly-utilized, and meeting a basic health need. The Pottstown Cab Company provides rides at a somewhat lower than market rate. TMACC maintains program and fiscal oversight, including reimbursing the cab company. Ongoing funding is provided by the PCHF. A constantly- updated client user manual answers questions related to how the program works. Specifically, it addresses issues related to eligibility, destinations, no-shows, cancellations, family access and partner agencies. RFHI has gone from a pilot project providing only five rides per month to a responsive program annually providing over 1000 rides per year throughout the Phoenixville region. The current agency partner list has grown from 4 to 14 agencies. Interest in the program is driven not only by the significant need by also by the added benefit that both the agency and the client receive rides at no cost. 

A six-month evaluation, done by the Human Organization Science Institute at Villanova University found the RFHI to be: innovative, well-run, continuously improving through effective processes and structures, cost efficient, highly-utilized, and meeting a basic health need.

Ride for Health Initiative Partners

Alianzas

610-933-9200

Cancer Center at Phoenixville Hospital

610-983-1812

Creative Health Services

610-933-1223

Delaware Valley Accountable Core Org (DAVCO)

484-580-4704

Family Services of Chester County

610-696-4900

Fellowship Health Resources (FHR)

610-415-9301

Good Samaritan Shelter

610-933-9305

Health Care Access

610-935-3165

Home of the Sparrow

610-647-4940

Jefferson Place

610-917-3486

Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County

610-344-5370

Open Door Ministry

610-948-4818

Open Hearth

610-792-9282

Orion Communities

610-415-1140

Park Springs Apartments

610-948-6203

 

Phoenixville Community Health Foundation (PCHF)

610-917-9890

Project Outreach

610-948-5111

St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter

610-933-3097

The Clinic

610-935-2163

The Lincoln Center for Youth & Families

484-769-4067

Eligibility

CHARLESTOWN

COLLEGEVILLE​

EAST COVENTRY​

EAST NANTMEAL

EAST PIKELAND

EAST VINCENT

LIMERICK​

LOWER POTTSGROVE

 

LOWER PROVIDENCE

 

NORTH COVENTRY

PERKIOMEN

PHOENIXVILLE

ROYERSFORD

 

SCHUYLKILL​​

​SOUTH COVENTRY

SPRING CITY

TRAPPE

UPPER PROVIDENCE

WEST PIKELAND

WEST VINCENT

RFHI is a last resort program for individuals who are not eligible for any other form of Medical Assistance Transportation through Rover or TransNet or who are on a transportation stipend and live in one of the following municipalities listed.  Seniors over the age of 65 are also not eligible for RHFI as they are eligible for free transportation to healthcare through Rover's Senior Shared Ride Program.  

Contact

 

7 Great Valley Parkway

Suite 144

Malvern. PA 19355

610 993 0911

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