Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) offers Non-Emergent Medical Transportation (NEMT) assistance for some of our members. Assistance includes mileage reimbursement or ride assistance, which includes bus tickets, taxi services and our volunteer drivers. Our volunteer drivers are the heartbeat of our benefit, assisting our members by getting them to and from their medical appointments. Without volunteer drivers, many of our members would not be able to get the medical care they need.
The biggest benefit of joining our volunteer driver network is the satisfaction of helping your community. Our volunteer drivers assure our members get to and from their medical appointments. Without volunteer drivers, some members would not be able to receive the preventive – and often times life sustaining – care they need.
Benefits also include:
- A driver rate for mileage reimbursement
- Meal reimbursement
- Lodging reimbursement if you are doing a long transport
- Bridge toll and parking reimbursement with receipts
UPHP also hosts an annual Driver Appreciation Night for our volunteer drivers where you and a guest are invited for food, fun, prizes, and having your voice heard. Past driver appreciation nights have led to process improvements and overall driver satisfaction.
PLEASE NOTE: Effective July 13, 2020, Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) drivers and members must wear a face covering that covers both the mouth and nose during transports. This policy is being implemented to protect the health and safety of our members and drivers, and to ensure UPHP is in compliance with Executive Order 2020-147. Exceptions can be made for those who cannot medically tolerate a face covering or are communicating with someone who is hearing impaired or otherwise disabled and where the ability to see the mouth is essential to communication.
Page Last Updated: 09/16/2020