Please note that drivers can transport multiple members on the same ride. This should not add any more than 45 minutes to your travel time.
To see more details on the transportation provided, visit the FAQ page.
What Services Are Not Covered?
The plan does not cover rides:
- For non-medical needs (examples: to go shopping or to visit a friend
- To see a provider who is outside our provider network (without special authorization from BCCHP)
- To see a provider that is more than 40 miles away (without special authorization from BCCHP)
Non-Emergency Ambulance Services
Starting January 2022, BCCHP Members should request non-emergency ambulance services through First Transit. First Transit is a prior approval vendor. They have partnered with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) to offer this service.
First Transit will ask questions to see if you qualify for this service. If you are eligible, you will then be given a list of ambulance providers for use. Once you have set up your ride, you will need to finalize your trip with First Transit.First Transit will ask questions to see if you qualify for this service. If you are eligible, you will then be given a list of ambulance providers for use. Once you have set up your ride, you will need to finalize your trip with First Transit.
To ask for non-emergency ambulance services, call First Transit at: 1-877-725-0569.
They are available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5:00pm.
Please note, all other forms of transportation should be scheduled through ModivCare.
If you live within two blocks of a mass transit bus stop, you can get free bus passes for your doctor's appointments. Bus passes can be provided to get you to and from your doctor’s appointment. Call ModivCare at 1-877-831-3148 (TTY/TDD: 1-866-288-3133) at least two weeks before your appointment. Bus passes will be mailed to your home.
For more information about transportation services, see the Member Handbook.
Transportation Mileage Reimbursement Trip Log
*ModivCare is an independent contractor that arranges and manages non-emergency transportation benefits for select Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois plans