How Do I Access Paratransit?
There are two types of Paratransit services; the Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) and the Aging Shared Ride Program. Each program has its own specific guidelines and requirements.
Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP)
Medical Assistance through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is required to access the Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP). MATP is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM and can be used to travel to and from any health care or treatment provider that is covered by Medical Assistance. MATP can also be used to go to the nearest pharmacy to pick up prescriptions or to get medical equipment if Medical Assistance pays for those expenses.
Consumers interested in registering for Paratransit can call Rover Community Transportation toll free at 1-877-873-8415. Rover Community Transportation must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance during office hours between 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Individuals that have Medical Assistance and live near public transportation may be eligible for reimbursement of public transit fares through MATP. Mileage may be reimbursed to those that are using a personal vehicle to get to and from medical appointments. Please contact Rover Community Transportation at 1-877-873-8415 for more information about mileage reimbursements.
Senior citizens age 65 or older may be eligible to ride Paratransit through the Aging Shared Ride Program for a small fee. Transportation through the Aging Shared Ride Program is available from 7:00 AM until 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
Contact Krapf’s at 1-877-873-8415 or via email to get more information about this program.
Rainbow Cab also provides shared-ride, reduced-fare cab service to persons age 65 and older. This service is limited and not available in all areas of Chester County. For information about service area and registration, contact Rainbow Cab at 610-696-6060.