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Highly Rural Transportation Program

Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to provide the highest quality support and care available to Veterans living in Oklahoma. In order to maintain these high standards, it is essential that Veterans in highly rural areas have access to the care providers they need. The Oklahoma Veterans Rural Transportation Program is another example of how ODVA strives to achieve and maintain its mission of providing to Oklahoma Veterans and their families residing in the State of Oklahoma the highest quality services and care available anywhere in the Nation.

By providing transportation to eligible veterans in highly rural areas, the Oklahoma Veterans Rural Transportation Program allows Veterans gain access to VA medical care regardless of where they live. These Veterans can contact ODVA to arrange transportation to a VA medical center or VA-authorized medical treatment facility.

What We Do

Provide adequate transportation for veterans in highly rural multi-county areas to and from VA medical facilities as well as community based outpatient clinics which include OKC VAMC, Amarillo VAMC, Liberal, Kansas CBOC, and Altus, OK CBOC using a handicapped accessible multi-purpose passenger bus or non-handicapped multi-passenger van.

Why?

The nationwide healthcare staffing shortage is more acute in rural areas, and it has a significant impact of the veteran population of Oklahoma. The lack of transportation is a barrier for veterans to access VA healthcare benefits they have earned.

Where?

The Highly Rural Transportation Grant Program covers highly rural areas defined as a county with a population of fewer than seven persons per square mile. These counties include Beaver, Cimarron, Dewey, Ellis, Grant, Harmon, Harper, and Roger Mills.

To schedule transportation please visit vetrides.odva.ok.gov or call (405) 523-4016. Please schedule transportation at least one week in advance and at least 48 hours in advance for cancellation or reschedule.