BOWLING GREEN, OH: November, 2014 — The Wood County Commissioners, James Carter, Doris Herringshaw, and Joel Kuhlman are pleased to announce the expansion of the Non-Emergency Transportation program effective November 3.
County residents needing transportation for non-emergency treatment including medical or mental health appointments in Wood County can call 1-844-353-6779 to speak to a NET-Plus Transportation Coordinator. At the present time, transportation to physical health appointments will only be available to those consumers who are at or below 200% of the poverty level with limited assets. Those with mental health or drug abuse treatment appointments within Wood County should be able to get the transportation without regard to income.
Due to the use of Federal and State funding, a screening process will be utilized to determine eligibility of consumers for the transportation services. The partnering agencies are continuing to discuss options for consumers above the 200% poverty level.
Since the NET-Plus program is for non-emergency transports, all calls must be made at least ten days in advance of appointments.
The Wood County NET-Plus transportation program is an expansion of the current Non-Emergency Transportation (NET) operated by the Department of Job and Family Services. Partnering agencies include The Wood County Department of Job and Family Services, Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board, and the Children’s Resource Center