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LIVA NOVA Transportation Fund

LivaNova is improving patient outcomes and quality of life through innovative neuromodulation technologies. They have pioneered the revolutionary VNS (Vagus Nerve Stimulation) Therapy® System – the #1 implantable device for drug-resistant epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut has received small grants from Liva Nova to help candidates for the VNS surgery with transportation to doctor’s appointments. There are only a few hospitals in CT that implant the device and travel expense can be costly.

Applications will be approved on a case by case basis with priority given to people who need transportation to a medical appointment. Other uses for this fund include, but are not limited to, temporary help getting to a job, legal appointments, and psychiatry/mental health appointments.

Please note that due to limited funding we are unable to accommodate transportation requests for social activities.

We will continue to advertise this program and provide this service as long as there is adequate funding available. Please call our office number at 860-346-1924 for specific eligibility criteria and to request an application.

Other Transportation Resources

Connecticut ADA Paratransit Resource Center
If you have a disability that prevents you from using the public transit bus service in CT you may be eligible for ADA Paratransit service. Click here for a printable or online application. Let us know if we can assist you with this process.

CT Rides
CT Rides is a good resource for information about your local bus system. Just click on the area closest to where you live. They have a toll free number -- 1-877- 287- 4337.

ECTC has information on travel options in Eastern CT including a subsidized transportation voucher program. They have a "Getting Around Eastern Connecticut" guide posted on their website.

Freedon Ride Voucher Program
Freedom Ride is a prepaid reduced fare voucher program, which offers a 50% discount from the normal taxicab rate, Best Replica Watches with a minimum purchase of $25 initially. It is available to ADA eligible passengers who need transportation beyond the traditional ADA paratransit service area and hours or for same-day service. Click here for towns that are covered in CT.

J. Kiffin Penry Patient Travel Assistance Fund
The J. Kiffin Penry Patient Travel Assistance Fund is a reimbursement fund that is available to individuals who must travel more than 50 miles from their home for treatment for their epilepsy/seizure disorder.

Non Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) is a limited transportation benefit that is provided to eligible Medicaid members in Connecticut who have no other way of getting to their medical, behavioral health or dental appointments.

Share the Fare
The Share the Fare program is for Stamford residents over the age of 62 and for disabled individuals. Share the Fare offers improved travel opportunities through a subsidized taxi program. Voucher holders book their taxi rides directly with the local taxi companies, and pay for them with Share the Fare vouchers.

The Kennedy Center
The Kennedy Center Mobility Services Department provides a variety of services and programs designed to allow people with disabilities of all ages and senior citizens to access public transportation safely and independently. If you need more personalized help for your transportation needs this may be a good place for you.