Need a ride to treatment, work, or see your family? Service recipients across the RHN have routinely cited problems with accessing Medicaid Answering Service (MAS) as well as a lack of reliable/professional drivers. This contributes to no-show rates, poor treatment adherence, and the worsening of an individual’s substance use disorders. In the South-Central region of the State Opioid Response (SOR) Regional Health Network, the lack of access to reliable transportation for those impacted by substance use disorder has been a long-standing concern and challenge that serves as a barrier to those working on recovery. The goal of the RHN Transportation project is to reduce barriers associated with accessing transportation for service recipients in the region. To reduce transportation barriers, transportation capacity, and resources will increase by purchasing vehicles to be dispatched for recovery needs, contracting with Uber Health for rides, and offering reimbursement for service recipients’ vehicle repairs. Service recipients will also be able to access ACBC’s transportation services in order to attend legal appointments, obtain groceries, family visits, and more. South Central BHCC is proud to partner with the Addiction Center of Broome County on this innovative program through the State Opioid Response grant funds. If you would like more information on this program or similar innovative ideas, please contact us.