Veterans Transportation Service (VTS)
Who Can Ride: Veterans who are eligible for VA health care benefits and have a VA-authorized appointment based on availability and guidelines in place at the local facility
The Veterans Transportation Service (VTS) is designed to ensure that all qualifying Veterans have access to care through convenient, safe, and reliable transportation. VTS provides qualifying Veterans with free transportation services to and/or from participating VA medical centers (VAMCs) in a multi-passenger van. This service ensures that all qualifying Veterans who do not have access to transportation options of their own, due to financial, medical, or other reasons, are able to travel to VA medical facilities or authorized non-VA appointments to receive the care they have earned. Please click on your state to see a listing of VTS sites and Points of Contact in your area to assist you in meeting your transportation needs. – See more at: http://www.va.gov/HEALTHBENEFITS/vtp/map.asp#Missouri
VA recognizes Veterans who are visually impaired, elderly, or immobilized due to disease or disability, and particularly those living in remote and rural areas face challenges traveling to their VA health care appointments. Veterans Transportation Service (VTS) is working to establish Mobility Managers at each local VA facility to help Veterans meet their transportation needs.
VTS has established a network of transportation options for Veterans through joint efforts with VA’s Office of Rural Health and organizations, such as Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs); community transportation providers; federal, state and local government transportation agencies; non-profits and Veterans Transportation Community Living Initiative (VTCLI) grantees.
How to Apply: Veterans who are eligible for VA health care benefits and have a VA-authorized appointment are eligible for transportation through the VTS program based on the availability and guidelines in place at their local facility. Each local VA authorized facility has ridership guidelines based on their capabilities. VTS Locations Participating VA medical centers (VAMCs) offer VTS to assist Veterans in accessing transportation to VA medical facilities or authorized non-VA appointments to receive the care they have earned.
Kansas City VA Medical Center
4801 Linwood Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64128
Scott C. Holt
816-861-4700 ext. 52563
VA St. Louis Health Care System – John Cochran Division
915 North Grand Blvd. Saint Louis, MO 63106 314-652-4100
314-652-4100 ext. 55316
John J. Pershing VA Medical Center
1500 N. Westwood, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 573-686-4151