Excellus BlueCross BlueShield provides Mohawk Homestead with a $5,000 sponsorship to support the expansion of its medical transportation program. The Mohawk Homestead Transportation Program will provide transportation to community residents that do not qualify for Medicaid transportation and cannot afford private taxi fare.
Residents 65 years and older in Herkimer County will now have a fee-free option for transportation to medical appointments, pharmacy and other essential destinations.
“Thank you to Excellus BlueCross BlueShield for supporting this important community service,” said Lisa Gollegly, community outreach specialist and marketing coordinator.
The Mohawk Homestead is located in the village of Mohawk and has been providing care to the elderly for 121 years. They are committed to excellence in caring for residents within a safe, home-like environment. They continue to enhance their residents’ quality of life, comfort and well-being. Through their medical transportation program, they are able to assist residents of Frankfort, Herkimer, Ilion, Little Falls, and Mohawk with their transportation needs seven days a week.
Individuals in need of service can call the Mohawk Homestead Transportation Department at 315-360-3296.
“We are proud to support Mohawk Homestead in their effort to provide vital transportation services to residents in need,” said Eve Van de Wal, Excellus BCBS Utica regional president. “Removing transportation barriers can improve continuity of care by helping individuals keep their medical appointments, leading to better health and wellbeing.”
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is committed to supporting local organizations that improve community health. The company’s corporate giving follows all applicable laws and regulations and does not support funding organizations that conflict with its corporate mission, goals, policies or products.
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Utica region encompasses Clinton, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and St. Lawrence counties.
Featured Image: Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Investments and Partnerships Manager Shayna Keller, and Excellus BCBS Utica Regional President Eve Van de Wal join Mohawk Homestead board member Sharon Palmer, and Mohawk Homestead community outreach specialist Lisa Gollegly for a check presentation.