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Transportation Benefits

Presbyterian Centennial Care provides non-emergency transportation to covered medical and behavioral health services. Our transportation provider has different types of transportation available. The type you qualify for is based on your medical need, your pickup location, and where you are going.

Transportation solutions include:

  • Public, fixed-route bus (for example, ABQ City Bus Transportation
  • Fixed-route rail (Amtrak, Rail Runner Express)
  • Fixed-route regional bus (Greyhound)
  • Regional shuttle services (offered by the community)
  • Commercial air
  • Door-to-door shared-transportation vehicle

The transportation provider will ask questions to find out what type of ride you qualify for. They will also ask you questions about the visit to be sure that they know the location of the office. Based on the type of transportation, you may need to change the times of your visits.

Emergency Transportation

If you need emergency transportation for a life-threatening situation, call 911 or the emergency telephone number in your area. We cover emergency transportation by ambulance, air ambulance, or specially equipped van. You should carry your Presbyterian Centennial Care member ID card with you at all times.

Same-day Transportation

You can get same-day transportation only if you need urgent healthcare services and don’t have a ride. You can’t get same-day transportation if you forgot to arrange a ride for a scheduled appointment.

If you are sick and feel like you need to see your primary care provider (PCP) that same day, call your PCP. He or she will help you decide if you should come in that day. The PCP may send you to an urgent care center instead.

How to Get Transportation

If you need a ride to your appointment, call:

You may also call the transportation provider directly

  • Superior Medical Transportation
  • 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • You can call at any time to check a reservation or for discharge-related requests.
  • 505-923-6300 or 1-855-774-7737

You can also use your smart phone or computer to schedule a ride.

Schedule a ride online

You must be an eligible Presbyterian Centennial Care member to get transportation services. You can use transportation services to get to an appointment for medically necessary covered services.

When to call

You should call the Presbyterian Customer Service Center or the transportation provider before your appointment to schedule a ride.

You must call 48 hours before your scheduled appointment. Advance notice is required for transportation so that the best type of service can be arranged.

You will need the following information when you schedule a ride

  • Your full name and date of birth
  • Your member ID number (look on your Presbyterian Centennial Care member ID card)
  • Date and time of the appointment
  • Provider’s or facility’s name, address and phone number
  • Your return time
  • List of your special needs, such as oxygen, wheelchair, walker, medical attendant, etc.
  • Reason for the appointment, such as primary care, dental, vision appointment, behavioral health or prenatal

Superior Medical Transportation will call your doctor or other healthcare provider to verify your appointment prior to your scheduled visit.

Such services are funded in part with the State of New Mexico.