Sometimes patients require non-emergency long distance transportation. There are many different companies available that offer this service. There are many things you should take into account when you are looking for a company that will serve your needs. First of all, you should make sure that the long distance transportation company takes pride in offering a safe and comfortable transportation environment for every patient. The company should offer you or your loved ones an affordable alternative to other non-medical transportation options like long distance ground ambulances and air medical ambulances.
Reputable services will offer experienced and professional medical staff that includes EMS personnel like paramedics and EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians). Some long distance patient transport services will staff employees with backgrounds like ambulance, military, flight medic, emergency room, and medic’s employment experience. Staffing a well-rounded team of medical employees should be a priority for a company providing this service to ensure that a patient is in safe hands every step of the way.
Companies that offer this service often provide long distance patient transportation as well as relocation for 200 miles and farther.
Long distance non emergency medical transportation companies may offer services to many different types of patients. A common focus is on elderly or disabled patients, but patients that are dealing with a wide variety of non-emergency medical needs are offered this service as well. Some of the common non-emergency conditions that patients face who require long distance transportation are the following: dementia, Alzheimer’s, paralyses, cancer, oxygen dependent, post-surgery, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke, COPD, Parkinson’s, and stabilized bone fractures.
These companies offer transportation for patients that come from a wide variety of medical care facilities. Some of those facilities include, but are not limited to the following: private residences, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, cancer treatment centers, hospitals, and many more. This will give you peace of mind knowing the company offers a great deal of skilled employees.
Additionally, a good company should make it a priority to schedule your transportation needs for the time that you actually need it. A company should have plenty of customer service that allows you the ability to accommodate and coordinate all your scheduling needs. When it comes to these companies, most will require notice several days in advance to schedule any patient transportation from state to state. Some companies do not require advanced notice and can still meet your scheduling needs.