LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS) — A new grant is offering assistance to Greenbrier County citizens who struggle to find healthcare.

A four hundred ninety five thousand dollar grant from the West Virginia department of Health and Human Resources can provide free transportation to medical appointments for people who live in the rural areas of Greenbrier County.

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine partnered with the Mountain Transit authority, and the Greenbrier County Health department to offer these services.

“We’ve also given some funds to the Greenbrier County Health Department to help with transferring their paper documents into electric documents. And they’ve also given funds to help with the ambulance services, using it to reach into the rural areas to do COVID testing, flu testing or vaccinations,” said Barbara Holt the Executive Director for Center for Rural and Community Health, WVSOM.

To book an appointment, Greenbrier County residents can call (304) 793-6588, you must call at least a week before the appointment to be approved.