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The Benefits of Using Medical Transport Services
Not everyone knows that most medical insurances cover transportation to and from doctors visits. Depending on the type of plan there probably will be no charge to patient. Making it convenient for those without a ride to their appointments, especially seniors and people with children. Hiring only the safest of drivers with clean records who are hospitable and treat you like one of the family.
Doing a thorough assessment of the individual, checking their fingerprints, performing drug testing, and doing a criminal background check. After becoming hired by the company, then there is a complete training session they have to complete before put on the road.
Patient safety is top priority and vehicles must pass regulations before they are approved for transportation. Equipped with communication systems at all times in case of emergency.
The interior and exterior must pass inspection, including safety equipment on board. And those vehicles that are handicap accessible must be in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act.
They will pick you up right at your front door, delivering you safely and on time to the doctor. Most medical transports require someone to call and confirm that the appointment is done so they can take you back home.
If for some reason the doctors visit is changed or cancelled, call them immediately so the driver can be notified. Depending on where the person lives a long distance medical transport service may be needed. There is usually a minimum distance required, for instance over one hundred miles.
These vehicles are set up to provide the most comfortable ride to the patient. Some of which are equipped with DVD players for the person to watch movies while traveling to their destination. As well as having bucket seats and blinds on the windows.
Medical transportation companies provide rides for most non emergency appointments. Such as, routine check-ups, cancer treatments, maternity, mental health, long term care, dialysis visits, dental and many others. Let them know prior to appointment if you need a handicap accessible vehicle, the transport company should have something available to accommodate the patient.
Statistics show that most people are not receiving the medical care necessary to live a healthy life. And unfortunately, this is due to a lack of transportation. However with medical transport services that are no longer an issue. They can now make it to all of their appointments promptly and on time.
Traveling the Unites States is still quite the possibility with dialysis, your facility will be able to help plan and route your travel so you can have your treatments while you travel.
Medical transport services can also be used by patients that only require minor procedures, or just a ride to a standard exam. Not every transport has to be a medical emergency.
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