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The Florida Veterans Foundation announced its partnership with Uber to create the ‘Veterans Ride Program’ for Florida Veterans who may have limited transportation options when trying to keep essential medical appointments during coronavirus. The program will be overseen by the Foundation who has partnered with The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) which includes participating VA facilities around the state of Florida (See map here). The program is scheduled to end on June 30,2020.

How The Free Ride Program Works

Step 1

Call your local participating VA facility and ask to speak with a Social Worker about transportation for a medical appointment.

See map for VA locations. (Florida locations only)

Step 2

A Social Worker will complete a brief evaluation to determine if you meet program guidelines.

Step 3

The Social Worker will collect information to include your appointment time, pick up address, drop off location and telephone contact if you have one.

Step 4

The Social Worker will order the trip for you and provide you with the pick up time and the vehicle and driver information if you do not have a phone.

Step 5

If you have a cell phone, Uber will send you trip details about the driver’s name, car type, license plate #, estimated arrival time.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM CONTACT YOUR LOCAL PARTICIPATING VA FACILITY SOCIAL WORKER

About Florida Veterans Foundation

The Florida Veterans Foundation was established by the legislature in 2008 as a Direct Support Organization for the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Tax deductible contributions help to fulfill its mission which provides a variety of emergency assistance programs and services to Florida’s Veterans and their families.  For more information visit http://www.helpflvets.org/.

About Uber

Uber started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 10 billion trips later, Uber is building tools to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens the world to new possibilities. Stephanie Smith, Senior Public Policy Manager, UBER

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