Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP)

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The Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) provides non-emergency transportation to Medicaid covered medical services for eligible Medical Assistance (MA) residents who have no other means of getting to their medical appointments. Services are provided after a thorough screening process for new clients; current clients are also screened periodically.

These transportation services are provided through the use of contracted vendors and also via Health Department Vans.MATP does not include emergency transportation; transportation to workshops or daycare programs; transportation for visitation purposes transportation to non-medical services; transportation during severe weather conditions when deemed unsafe; or transportation to any medical services that are not payable through Medicaid.

MATP can be reached at 301-856-9555.

Fee and Scheduling


There is no fee for service. Non-emergency transportation services must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Transportation services are not guaranteed, unless patients have just been discharged from the hospital.

Recipients requesting to use transportation services will be screened by program staff.

Eligibility


To qualify, the recipient will be asked to provide a copy of the recipient’s Medicaid card and a Maryland State identification card evidencing the client is a resident of Prince George’s County, and a signed HIPPA form. A primary care physician certification will be obtained after screening. Out-of area physician referrals may also be needed prior to appointments that are more than 30 minutes from the recipient’s home.

Trips to medical appointments are verified in advance of scheduling; post-verifications are also performed.

More Information


If you are a current client, please call the Medical Assistance Transportation Program at 301-856-9555 for transportation a minimum of 24 hours in advance of medical appointments. New clients will be contacted approximately 10 business days after their initial call so that screening can be conducted.