Transportation to Support Rural Healthcare Topic Guide

Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)

This topic guide focuses on how communities can provide transportation services to support access to rural health care, which may also benefit healthcare providers by decreasing inappropriate use of EMS services, improving utilization of healthcare services, and decreasing no-show rates. The guide also highlights transportation as a community-based service that can allow the elderly and people with disabilities to live successfully in a community rather than entering a long-term care facility or leaving the community.