The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is offering a new, free transportation option for Maine people to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Maine DHHS is partnering with ModivCare, which in turn will partner with Community Action Programs and transportation companies to provide rides.
Information on free ride program
Individuals must have a vaccination appointment before requesting a ride.
The rides may be shared, and face masks will be required.
The rides are available for appointments that are scheduled Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm.
At least 48 hours before the vaccine appointment, individuals should call 1-855-608-5172 to reserve a ride.
When calling to reserve the ride, individuals should have the following information ready:
- Date and time of appointment
- Name, address, and phone number of the facility where they are receiving the vaccination
MaineCare members who already use a Non-Emergency Transportation broker to arrange rides to their MaineCare-covered services should call that same broker for rides to vaccination clinics. This program is for MaineCare members who are ineligible for Non-Emergency Transportation as well as any other Maine resident who does not have access to reliable transportation to get to their vaccination appointment.
- As of March 8 (week 13), 430,790 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given to Maine residents, including 274,616 people who have received first doses and 156,174 people who have received final doses.
- 20.4 percent of Maine residents have gotten their first doses and 11.6 percent have received final doses.
- As of March 8, nearly half (49%) of residents 60 or older received a first dose and over one in five (22%) received a final dose.
Maine expects to have enough to vaccinate approximately 340,705 people in the first 13 weeks of distribution.
The State is committed to vaccinating with equity at high velocity and not wasting any doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The work will not stop until every resident in Maine who wants and needs a vaccine gets one.