MS Focus Partners with Lyft to Offer Transportation to Medical Appointments for People With MS

Partnership will launch a pilot medical transportation program in South Florida
 
 
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Feb. 5, 2019 - PRLog -- MS Focus: the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and Lyft, whose mission is to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation today announced a South Florida-based pilot program that will provide individuals with MS transportation to medical appointments. Rides will be offered to qualifying persons  going to neurologist or infusion appointments in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

The partnership will resolve problems that currently exist with other  paratransit services, which are provided through county transportation authorities in South Florida and are unable to cross county lines. This creates difficulties when a person with MS lives in one county but uses a doctor or infusion center in another county. The pilot program with Lyft is expected to alleviate those barriers, not only for individuals in situations where travel is needed cross-county, but also for  individuals with MS who don't qualify for paratransit and need transportation to medical appointments.

"We're delighted to be partnering with Lyft, an organization that's dedicated to reducing the healthcare transportation gap and providing rides to those who need them most," said Natalie Blake, director of program services for MS Focus. "They have demonstrated a true commitment to community by providing support for this pilot, and we're excited to work towards eliminating barriers to treatment for individuals with MS in this area."

Individuals with MS in the tri-county area can request an application via email from transportation@msfocus.org (mailto:transportationt@msfocus.org), or call 888-673-6287. Riders must also have a Lyft account and can sign up here (https://www.lyft.com/signup).

About Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, known in the MS community as MS Focus, is a nonprofit organization focused on providing free services that address the critical needs of people with MS, helping them maintain the best quality of life. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, MS Focus provides services throughout the United States and its territories. Learn more or support our work at www.msfocus.org.

About Lyft

Lyft was founded in 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation, and is available to 95 percent of the United States population as well as select cities in Canada. As the only rideshare company to offset carbon emissions from all rides, Lyft is committed to effecting positive change for our cities, and promoting transportation equity through shared rides, electric scooters, and public transit partnerships.

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