ODVA provides transportation to veterans

One of the biggest obstacles for veterans to receive proper medical care is transportation, especially in rural areas, but the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA) is working hard to remove that obstacle in Western Oklahoma.

According to Steve Roblez, Program Administrator for the Rural Transportation Services at ODVA, free transportation services are available for all veterans in Western Oklahoma.

“The two biggest obstacles that veterans face in getting health care in rural areas is the lack of providers and transportation,” Roblez said. “This program aims to remove one of those obstacles.”

The program, which was conceived in January, has received grants for eight counties: Dewey, Roger Mills, Beaver, Cimarron, Ellis, Grant, Harmon and Harper; however the program is available to all veterans living in western Oklahoma, regardless of what county they call home.

Transportation is provided to veterans to any medical appointment, whether that appointment is in Clinton, Oklahoma City, or Altus. They will also transport to Liberal, KS or Amarillo, TX if needed.

 

 

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