When you hear some person speaking about non-emergency medical transport or long distance medical transport, they are referring to a Medical Transport companies who are involved in transportation, air or ground, helping those who are ill. Some of these types of Medical Transportation companies only transport people in emergency situations even to the point of using an ambulance and helicopter when expediency for the patient is required. Readers of this article have more than likely seen TV shows or reality shows where the victim of an accident needs to be rushed to the hospital and you see a helicopter swoop down on roads or a major freeway to answer the call. Actually, simply calling 911 emergency services will bring an ambulance forthwith. Generally speaking, there are two main types of Medical Transport service. One is domestic, the other International.
Medical Transport Is Big Business!
Medical Transport has become a thriving business, ergo, allowing companies to flourish in assisting those in need to receive medical care as quickly as possible. Some Medical Transport companies offer airplane transport which is costly even though they may have their own planes. Others who don’t have deep pockets, their service will use vans or an ambulance to take people with mobility problems or bedridden issue to hospitals or simply a doctors appointment. Some people may also require Medical Transport service if they have been injured away from home, perhaps wheelchair bound and cannot get back home by driving.
Non-Emergency Medical Transport!
Often people will have to pay rather large amounts of money for non-emergency transport. However, there extenuating circumstances that arise where a disability exists and medical plans like Medicare or charitable agencies will step in and pick up the cost. Look folks, in the main, Medical Transport is a for-profit business and pricing can be as high to use the services. It should be noted here that the majority of the “free” agencies are offered, rightly so, to young children. If you care to do some research, on the Internet you’ll find a full listing of which charities are available. Also, while searching the Internet you might suddenly discover that a lot of new websites have blossomed devoted to the subject of how the public can begin their own Medical Transportation business and make “millions” of those green pieces of paper with the picture of dead presidents on the front. Please heed the mantra of that master circus founder P. T Barnum who said “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Unless you can verify that this transport service is authentic, best you ignore it.