AMARILLO, TX (October 26, 2018) - BSA Health System is offering free BSA MED+VAN transportation services to voting locations for mobility-disabled citizens in Potter and Randall counties.
Transportation services to polling locations are available Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. now to November 2. To qualify for transportation, voters must be able to sit unassisted in a wheelchair, be registered to vote and have a photo I.D. for voting.
"Voting is fundamental to American society", said Perry Perkins, Director of BSA Paramedicine Services. "BSA wants to ensure every person in our community has that opportunity."
Voters will be picked up from their home at their scheduled pick-up time and taken to the nearest voting location. Once they are done voting, they will be transported back home.
To arrange BSA MED+VAN transportation services to a polling location, please call the BSA Dispatch Center at 806-655-6948 to schedule a date and time. For information on voting with special needs, please visit https://www.votetexas.gov/voters-with-special-needs/index.html.
The BSA MED+VAN regularly provides non-urgent medical transportation for ambulatory and mobilitydisabled people. The on-demand, door-to-door service is for people who need transportation to places such as their doctor or dentist office, clinic or pharmacy.
BSA Health System is a comprehensive healthcare system located in Amarillo, Texas, serving the Texas Panhandle and surrounding area. BSA, the largest healthcare employer in the region, includes the 445-bed flagship hospital, BSA Harrington Cancer Center, a network of primary care, urgent care and surgical clinics and a preferred provider network, as well as majority interests in Physicians Surgical Hospitals, ADC Endoscopy and Advanced Imaging Centers. In 2017, BSA was recognized among the nation’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. In 2018, IBM Watson Health recognized BSA as one of the 100 Top Hospitals® in the nation for the fifth time since 2012. BSA is recognized as one of 13 Everest Award winners in the nation a designation for those among the top for rate of improvement in the nation over five years. For more information, visit www.bsahs.org.