The Chickasaw Nation maintains numerous community programs designed to help people who are dealing with medical issues. The Medical Assistance Program allows Chickasaw citizens to apply for up to $5,000 to cover specialized tests and care recommended by a physician. This money may be split between medical and dental costs. Another offering by Transportation Services helps patients by dropping them off at medical appointments within, and sometimes even outside, the Chickasaw Nation. The department also has a program to get citizens to work and other employment-related destinations. Transportation Services needs 24 hours' notice for an appointment inside the Nation's boundaries and 72 hours for an outside location that is included in this service. Chickasaw elders are served by the Nation's 11 senior centers, which offer breakfast and lunch five days a week along with exercise facilities, health screenings, cultural classes and more. The senior centers are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to on-site meals, homebound lunches are available for qualifying citizens, and elders may pick up certain over-the-counter meds for free at all senior center locations. The Assisted Living Benefit Program provides up to $2,500 a month to allow elders to live in state-licensed assisted living facilities. For more information on these services, visit www.Chickasaw.net.