Transportation

Transportation

Contact the Getthere Call Center at 855-373-4040

At Rural Health Network, we want to maximize the options available to the residents in all the counties we serve, which involves coordinating multiple transportation services, providing transportation vouchers, and filling service gaps with our own transportation programs.

 

One of the main barriers to reducing the physical isolation of rural communities is transportation. Having access to consistent, reliable, and safe transportation is a primary barrier to the accessibility of healthcare, nutritious food, and other essential services. The most common destination for transportation through Getthere is to medical appointments, since the majority of healthcare offices are concentrated in the urban core or village centers.

 

Lack of transportation or insufficient public transportation can also present issues to obtaining and retaining employment, especially for those who work nontraditional hours at night or on the weekend. For many people in SCNY, especially those in rural communities, car ownership is either cost prohibitive, or places a significant burden on the household’s ability to meet other essential needs. Getthere recently launched a Transportation to Employment Program (TEP), which targets low income residents who have identified transportation as a barrier to employment.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Rural Health Network of South Central New York. We are currently seeking applicants for full and part-time Mobility & Transportation Advocates. Please see the description below. For AmeriCorps and VISTA national service opportunities, please visit Rural Health Service Corps website.

 

  

 

Application Instructions: ALL applicants must apply via the link below: