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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don't have a drivers license or permit?

You may participate in the 1 hour comprehensive clinical assessment to determine what your next step should be.

What if my doctor or family has concerns about me getting a permit?

You must be cleared MEDICALLY to obtain a permit. As long you are medically stable we can perform the comprehensive clinical assessment and make the appropriate recommendations to your physician whether you should obtain a permit or not.

Is this covered by insurance?

This is generally not covered by insurance. You can contact your insurance provider for verification. You may use HSA or FSA funds to pay for services.

Is there any funding for the evaluation?

There are government agencies such as OVR (Office of Vocational Rehabilitation), VA (Veterans Administration, Waiver Programs and workers compensation that may cover the cost if you meet their qualifications.

How many hours of training will I need?

Each individual learns at a different rate and we base the recommendations on you and your specific needs.

Can you issue me a drivers license?

We cannot issue drivers licenses however we will assist you and accompany you to the driver licensing center to take the license examination if/when it is appropriate.

Can you take my license away?

We do not revoke driving privileges. We make a recommendation to your physician and it is at the discretion of the physician and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation whether your license is revoked.

Can someone else drive my car if it has hand controls or left foot gas pedal?

The adaptive equipment is installed in such a matter that the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) pedals and steering are not permanently disabled. It is very simple to disengage the hand controls and/or remove the left foot gas pedal to enable driving with the OEM gas and brake.

Can my spouse drive with the hand controls that were prescribed for me?

No. The only person that should drive with the adaptive equipment is the person that was trained and re-certified by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Will my insurance increase if I have adaptive equipment?

You must contact your auto insurance provider to inquire if there are any changes in your policy to ensure that the adaptive equipment is covered, should the equipment be damaged in the event of an accident.

Can I drive if I had a seizure?

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation requires that you must be seizure free for 6 months to be eligible to drive.

What happens at the end of my evaluation?

A copy of the evaluation will be sent to you and your referring physician.

Do you send a copy of the evaluation to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation?

A copy of the evaluation may be sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PA DOT)if you require the use of adaptive equipment, or if PA DOT has sent you a letter.

What if I received a letter from PA DOT requesting a medical form be completed by my doctor?

You may present the forms at the time of the evaluation and the physician will be sent copies along with your evaluation. The evaluation will provide your physician with the necessary information to complete the forms.

What if I received medical forms from PA DOT and my physician will not complete them?

You should discuss this program with your physician to ensure them that you could have an evaluation to provide them with the necessary information and recommendations on whether it is safe for you to continue driving.

Will you teach my 16-year-old to drive?

Yes, we will train novice drivers.

My doctor told me that I can't drive, how am I supposed to have an evaluation?

No worries, we will come to you to perform the assessment in the comfort of your own home.

What if I only drive to church, the grocery store and my daughter's home?

The on-road assessment will be performed in your local territory on the roads that you are familiar with. No surprises!

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