HealthTran Links Transit to Health
For more than 20 years, transportation has continually surfaced as a key barrier to healthcare access in rural Missouri. Approximately 25% of missed appointments are transportation-related, causing an average loss of $544,500 in revenue for a provider that sees an average of 22 patients per day. Rural areas in South Central Missouri lack full-time healthcare providers, putting the burden on the patient to find the means and a mode of transportation in order to receive medical help. For many, this can be an expensive and encumbering option.