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  • Parents/guardians are expected to provide transportation whenever possible.
    • This allows for face-to-face communication with program staff regarding the patient and their treatment.
  • If a patient is currently in a residential treatment program or in therapeutic foster care, the residential program or foster parent must provide transportation.
  • In Day Treatment, patients get one way transportation from schools.
    • On a case by cases basis, Hope Services provides some patients with transportation at the end of the day.
  • To receive transportation to our facility, we recommend that patients who are currently in school and have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) request for Special Transportation services through WCPSS.
    • The school system may only provide transportation to Ray of Hope.
  • Programming will work with families on an individual basis to assist with transportation as needed.
    • For patients who are 12 and over and have Medicaid, Medicaid Transportation can be utilized to provide transportation to and from Ray of Hope.
    • For patients who are under 12 and have Medicaid, Medicaid will provide parents/guardians with gas cards to transport patients to and from the facility.
    • Ray of Hope staff can provide appropriate contact information for guardians who would like to access gas cards. The main number for Medicaid Transportation is (919) 212-7005.