Need a ride to get a vaccine? IU Health is here to help.
March 18, 2021
INDIANAPOLIS (March 18, 2021) – Indiana University Health is offering free rides to any COVID-19 vaccine site in the state.
Many Hoosiers at higher risk of getting COVID-19 want the vaccine but don’t have access to convenient transportation they need to get to their appointment. IU Health is working to eliminate transportation barriers to help Hoosiers get vaccinated.
Ride services are available to anyone in Indiana. The appointment does not need to be at an IU Health vaccine clinic.
How it works:
- If you need transportation to your vaccine appointment, call 1.888.IUHEALTH (1.888.484.3258) and choose option 9
- Hours are 8 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday; 8 am-noon on Saturday
- Callers will be asked if they have insurance in case their insurance provider already covers the cost of transportation.
- If the caller doesn’t have insurance or their plan doesn’t cover transportation, an IU Health team member will coordinate a ride based on the caller’s scheduled appointment and location.
- IU Health is partnering with Lyft to facilitate most of these rides. In areas that don’t have Lyft, IU Health is working with other transportation providers.
Rides are provided at no cost. Callers will be asked if they have insurance in case their insurance provider already covers the cost of transportation. Interpreters from IU Health’s Language Services team are available to help if a caller does not speak English.
IU Health was recently awarded a grant from Anthem, Inc., to support transportation to vaccine clinics.
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