Transportation Services for People with Epilepsy
It’s important for anyone to be able to get around freely, and that is no different for a person with epilepsy. The following resources are available for various types of transportation including local public options such as the bus, medical transportation vehicles, ride sharing, and senior assistance. Take a look at the resources below.
Epilepsy and Driving in CT
Please click the button below to read a full article about the driving “laws” in CT as they pertain to people with seizures and Epilepsy.
$50 Uber Ride Share Voucher
Through this partnership with SK Life Science, Inc., people with epilepsy and their caregivers are eligible to receive a $50 Uber ride share voucher. Simply contact our toll-free Epilepsy & Seizures Helpline (9 AM – 5 PM EST Monday through Friday) to request a voucher. To reach our Helpline, call 1-800-332-1000. En Espanol 1-866-748-8008.
Connecticut ADA Paratransit Resource Center
If you have a disability that prevents you from using the public transit bus service in CT you may be eligible for ADA Paratransit service. Click here for a printable or online application. Let us know if we can assist you with this process.
CT Rides is a good resource for information about your local bus system. Just click on the area closest to where you live. They have a toll free number — 1-877- 287- 4337.
ECTC has information on travel options in Eastern CT including a subsidized transportation voucher program. They have a “Getting Around Eastern Connecticut” guide posted on their website.
M7 and the Greater Hartford Transit District have partnered to expand transportation options that are currently not available; this program is low cost, provides unlimited boundaries and is user-friendly.
Freedom Ride Voucher Program
Freedom Ride is a prepaid reduced fare voucher program, which offers a 50% discount from the normal taxicab rate, Best Replica Watches with a minimum purchase of $25 initially. It is available to ADA eligible passengers who need transportation beyond the traditional ADA paratransit service area and hours or for same-day service. Click here for towns that are covered in CT.
Mercy Medical Angels
Request Assistance for transportation on the ground with gas cards, bus or train tickets or in the air with flights flown by volunteer pilots or the commercial airlines.
Non Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) is a limited transportation benefit that is provided to eligible Medicaid members in Connecticut who have no other way of getting to their medical, behavioral health or dental appointments.
Senior/Disabled Reduced Bus Fare
Senior citizens (65 years +) and persons with a qualifying disability can travel for a reduced fare at any time on CT transit and all other bus systems operating under contract to the CTDOT.
The Kennedy Collective
The Kennedy Collective Mobility Services Department provides a variety of services and programs designed to allow people with disabilities of all ages and senior citizens to access public transportation safely and independently. If you need more personalized help for your transportation needs this may be a good place for you.
**The Epilepsy Foundation does not recommend or endorse any of these services and urges consumers to perform their own research on this topic.**