We are in a wonderful time of mobilization and communication. No longer does Non-Emergency situations restrict us from mobilization. Non-Emergency transportation has proven to be extremely helpful for those who can not medically travel alone, in need of medical care, or personnel that can not move easily on their own that need the service, for situations such as: medical appointments, non-emergency medical transportation, therapist appointments, dental appointments, picking up mobility equipment, picking up and drop off services for refitting of mobility supportive equipment, picking up prescriptions or simply just to travel and meet family. Non-Emergency Transportation makes traveling safe, and worry free for family members that need it. Ideal candidates for non-emergency transportation are candidates that is medically stable, however they require medical support. Examples of people that can use a service such as this; an elderly person was recently released from the hospital and used the non-emergency transportation to return home, during transportation the nurse in the non-emergency transporter, would monitor the patient’s conditions and responses with appropriate medical care. Or perhaps a terminally ill patient needs to reach a specialist for treatment, the patient would then use a non-emergency transport to get from their location to the specialist.
There is also long distance non-emergency transportation, one service is the MEDCOACH, these use highly trained nurses to tend to any patient’s care during the long distance trip. There is dietary considerations in the medcoach providing nutritious meals with special diets available upon request. Driving from point A to B is non-stop besides refueling. Having any personal belongings is no problem, as it can be easily stored in the medcoach. Patients can also have privacy on their bed, and in the restroom with in the medcoach which makes traveling long distances extremely comfortable and convenient for most patients. These med coaches are equipped with medical supplies to support most patients during the travels. Med Coaches can also be used for leisure travel, as there will be a nurse or a caregiver to accompany you during your travels. Med coaches are an extremely good alternative to an air ambulance medical flight. These long distance non-emergency transports have nation-wide coverage.
However, there are very few requirements before you can use the non-emergency transportation service. The non-emergency transportation service generally can only take you to medicaid covered locations for starters. To get a ride from the non-emergency transportation service you need a few things: You must be on Medicaid or ARKids first-a (XIX Funded). Keep in mind ARKids First-B (CHIP Title XXI funded) does not cover non-emergency transportation. Some non-emergency transportation services do not take people in nursing homes, or in an ICF/IID.
Non-emergency transportation allows you to go to and from most medicaid covered locations with ease. Even quicker then medcoach is medical flight. Most medical flight services take insurance and have no hidden fees. There are options to go nationwide and even internationally, providing all the patient care that one would find in a hospital or ground medical transportation vehicle. They provide flights for all manner of patients, including terminal patients, those who need stretchers and even emergency cases that require urgent care. Some services are veteran-owned and offer special deals to those who have served the country. Yet more services are volunteer-based and attempt to get patients in need transported, even if they cannot afford the cost.
These medical flight companies work in conjunction with ground medical transport to get patients from airport locations to an emergency room or care facility where their malady can be treated. The aircraft are outfitted with the proper equipment to keep patients comfortable and well enough for long distance travel. This includes the presence of oxygen tanks, blood transfusion items, dialysis machinery, pain management equipment and everything else needed, based on the unique needs of the patient.