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Program helps vets with transportation

A new program is helping military veterans with disabilities get to their doctor appointments with free specialized transportation assistance.

Matt Matthews, a driver with QTS, assists Donald Hansen with getting to his doctor’s appointment courtesy of the free Veterans Transportation Assistance Program (photo courtesy of Quality Transport Services of Arizona).

Matt Matthews, a driver with QTS, assists Donald Hansen with getting to his doctor’s appointment courtesy of the free Veterans Transportation Assistance Program (photo courtesy of Quality Transport Services of Arizona).

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.

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