A new program is helping military veterans with disabilities get to their doctor appointments with free specialized transportation assistance.
The Veterans Transportation Assistance Program (V-TAP) was launched thanks to The MORE Foundation (Musculoskeletal Orthopedic Research and Education), a nonprofit organization sponsored in part by The CORE Institute, which is a premier group of orthopedic and neurologic medicine specialists.
An initial 90-day pilot last year, which covered transportation costs for 110 military veterans to make their doctor and physical therapy appointments, has been extended.
Given the impact of the pilot program, a longer-term commitment was made, which was funded primarily by The CORE Institute.
V-TAP is working with Quality Transport Services of Arizona (QTS) to provide assisted transportation for people who need wheelchairs or stretchers. Transportation through the V-TAP program is available to any physician or physical therapy office in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Veterans needing transportation to medical care can call QTS directly at 602-371-1000 and mention V-TAP to see how they may be helped under the program.
To help support the V-TAP program, go to www.more-foundation.org, and click on the DONATE button at the top of the home page.