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Lebanon VA Medical Center

 

Transportation to our Facilities

Below is a list of services provided by local community agencies and Veteran’s service organizations to assist individuals with improving access to VA care. While the list is reviewed periodically in an effort to maintain current information, it is subject to change without notice. Also, to ensure optimal assistance, please provide these agencies with sufficient notice of your transportation need. 


ADAMS COUNTY

  • Rabbit Transit: 1-800-632-9063, then press 4 (Veteran Transportation) at the first prompt, for access to Camp Hill VA Clinic.  Additionally, Adams residents can access Lebanon VAMC through the York VA Clinic shuttle for York County.

BERKS COUNTY

  • County Veterans Affairs: 484-650-7932, as needed (a.m. appt's. only)

  • Reading Red Cross: 610-375-4383, Mon. - Fri. (a.m. appt's. only)

COLUMBIA COUNTY

  • Rabbit Transit: 1-800-632-9063, will transport to local VA Clinic, contact directly for access options to Lebanon VAMC.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

  • Cumberland Co. Transportation: 1-800-315-2546, to Camp Hill only, W/C access, those over 60 ride free.

  • DAV @ Lebanon VAMC: 717-272-6621, ext.4596, will transport to Lebanon VAMC. (a.m. appt's. only).

  • Rabbit Transit: 1-800-632-9063, will transport to local VA Clinic, contact directly for access options to Lebanon VAMC.

DAUPHIN COUNTY

  • Bieber Bus Company: www.biebertourways.com for schedule

  • Capital Area Transit: 1st Wed. of month, W/C access. 717-238-8304

  • DAV @ Lebanon VAMC: 717-272-6621, ext.4596, will transport to Lebanon VAMC. (a.m. appt's. only )

  • Lebanon Transit (LT): 717-273-3058, arrives in Harrisburg and transports to Lebanon Bus Station . Schedule: www.lebanontransit.org/commute_king/map_schedule01.html

  • Share-A-Ride: 717-232-6100 or 1-800-303-1904

FRANKLIN COUNTY

  • Rabbit Transit: 1-800-632-9063, will transport to local VA Clinic, contact directly for access options to Lebanon VAMC.

LANCASTER COUNTY

  • County Veterans Affairs: 717-299-7920. Daily to Lebanon VAMC. Needs to be scheduled in advance.

LEBANON COUNTY

  • DAV @ Lebanon VAMC: 717-272-6621, ext. 4596

  • Lebanon Transit (LT): 274-3664, mini-van 274-3514 and 274-9767. All W/C access. www.lebanontransit.org

MONTOUR COUNTY

  • Rabbit Transit: 1-800-632-9063, will transport to local VA Clinic, contact directly for access options to Lebanon VAMC.

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

  • Milton DAV Van: 1-800-409-8771, ext. 4564, a.m. appt's. only, door to door service to Lebanon VAMC only.

  • Rabbit Transit: 1-800-632-9063, will transport to local VA Clinic, contact directly for access options to Lebanon VAMC.

PERRY COUNTY

  • County Veterans Affairs: 717-582-2131, ext. 5133, offering transportation to Camp Hill/Lebanon VAMC). W/C access.

  • Rabbit Transit: 1-800-632-9063, will transport to local VA Clinic, contact directly for access options to Lebanon VAMC.

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY

  • Schuylkill County Medical Assistance: 1-888-656-0700

  • Veterans Affairs: 570-628-1400, W/C access, requires one week notice.

UNION/SNYDER COUNTIES

  • Lewisburg DAV Van: 1-800-409-8771, ext. 4564, am appt's. only, door to door service to Lebanon VAMC only.

  • Rabbit Transit: 1-800-632-9063, will transport to local VA Clinic, contact directly for access options to Lebanon VAMC.

  • USTA: 1-877-877-9021, (approx. $9.00 per person). W/C access. Tues. a.m. only.

YORK COUNTY

  • Rabbit Transit:  1-800-632-9063, then press 4 (Veteran Transportation) at the first prompt, to schedule a trip.  Shuttles depart from the York VA Clinic, 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.  Return shuttles depart from Lebanon VA Medical Center, 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Riders should make a reservation by 12 p.m. the day before.

TO WILKES-BARRE

  • There is a shuttle from Allentown VA Clinic daily, 610-776-4300 or 610-776-4210.

TO PHILADELPHIA

  • There is a shuttle from Lebanon VAMC daily, 272-6621, ext. 6100.

If you are unable to find transportation through these agencies, contact the Lebanon Medical Center’s Disabled American Veterans transportation coordinator. They may be reached by calling 717-272-6621, extension 4596 or 1-800-409-8771, extension 4596. The DAV has donated nineteen vans to assist in your transportation needs. The Coordinator may have a volunteer who is willing to provide transportation for you. Please contact them for more information on becoming a volunteer driver.

 

Beneficiary Travel Benefits

Q. Can I get travel pay?

A. You may be eligible for VA beneficiary travel benefits for VA health care services if

  • you have a service-connected (SC) rating of 30 percent or more, or
  • you are traveling for treatment of a SC condition, or
  • you receive a VA pension, or
  • your income does not exceed the maximum annual VA pension rate, or
  • you are traveling for a scheduled compensation or pension examination,

Q. Is there a deductible?

A. In most cases, travel benefits are subject to a deductible. Deductibles do not apply for compensation and pension examinations, travel by an ambulance or a specially equipped van. ** Be sure you complete your means test annually as it may change your deductible requirement.**

 

Q. How much would I get?

A. Mileage Rates:

General Travel ……………………41.5 cents/per mile

Scheduled appointments qualify for round-trip mileage. Unscheduled visits may be limited to return mileage only.

 

Deductible: ………………….…………$3.00 one-way

($6.00 round trip)

 

Deductibles do not apply for compensation and pension examinations, travel by an ambulance or a specially equipped van and/or those veterans in receipt of VA pension.

 

Q. How do I get paid?

Travel pay is given AFTER your appointment. Veterans must be checked in and out at their clinic before they can receive reimbursement. Eligible veterans are encouraged to collect their travel pay the day of their appointment by going to the Beneficiary Travel window. ** Remember, it is important to update your address in the VA system to ensure you receive the correct travel reimbursement.**

 

Q. What if I have special needs?

You qualify for Special Mode Transportation (Ambulance, wheelchair van etc.) if you meet one of the eligibility criteria above, your medical condition requires an ambulance or a specially equipped van, and the travel is pre-authorized (authorization is not required for emergencies if a delay would be hazardous to life or health).

 

Q. Is the criteria different for OEF/OIF veterans?

A. OEF/OIF Combat Veterans must meet one of the qualifying eligibilities or conditions listed above.

 

Q. There’s a VA facility closer to my home, but I choose to get my care at a Lebanon VA facility. Can I still qualify?

A. Yes – if you meet the criteria for travel pay and choose to receive care at a Lebanon VA facility instead of the VA nearest your home, and it is not a referral from a VA physician, you can get travel pay. However, the amount is based on the distance from your residence to the nearest VA facility (including Community Based Outpatient Clinics) providing the same level of care.

 

Q. I meet the criteria; what do I do now?

A. After completion of your appointment, go to the Beneficiary Travel window to apply. If you wish more information about travel pay you may call the Lebanon Travel office at 717-272-6621 Ext. 6032 or 5767, or 1-800-409-8771, Ext. 6032 or 5767