In the mid 1990’s, a 25 year-old blue-collar Emergency Medical Technician met Miss Margaret, an aging senior at a nursing home who needed dialysis treatment three times a week. The young EMT never knew his grandparents. They had passed away when he was a very small child. Miss Margaret was the quintessential Norman Rockwell Grandmother
There are a variety of different types (sometimes called modes) of medical transportation. Modes differ based on whether the service is emergency or non-emergency as well as the client’s condition or disability, and how far a distance must be traveled.
Most transport services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Medical transportation can take clients down the street, down state, across the country, or across the world. Below is a look at some of the different options in this wide-ranging service:
We talk to clients every day who are just discovering the possibilities of medical transportation for the first time. Many people find themselves needing to arrange transportation for a parent or grandparent, but aren’t aware of some of the basics about the service. They essentially don’t know where to start. How much is it? What’s it all about? Why do people need it? What are the options? Will insurance take care of it? What about Medicare or Medicaid?