Know Your Medical Transports

Medical transportation is a public service that gets people to a medical location. This can be emergency and non-emergency. Emergency transportation may include: ambulances, helicopters, or planes. Non-emergency medical transportation vehicles can be vans, cars, or again ambulances. All of the various medical transports have their benefits. There are medical transportation services for local, long-distance, or international.

Emergency medical transports, (ambulances, helicopters, planes) are beneficial in their quickness to a medical issue. Since ambulances are equipped with sirens, they can reach a medical location with swiftness, which enables them to tend to the patient quicker. And on the chance of the location being far away, skilled emergency medical technicians (EMTs), are able and ready to provide treatment. With ambulances available as a public service, people benefits from their medical transportation.

non emergency vansLong-distance medical transportation is also available. These can be emergency or non-emergency. The most common form of non-emergency transportation is cargo vans. Benefits of cargo vans are that they have dispatchers with medical backgrounds. Most vans have a comfortable space for the patients to be in until they reach the destination. ACC Medlink specializes in long distance (minimum 200 miles) and state to state medical transport.

We’ve provided their website for more information: Non-emergency vehicles are also used for those who do not have access to any other means of getting to a medical facility. Whether it be because the patient is older and cannot drive, physical disabilities, or mental health reasons. Medical locations have fleets of vehicles able to assist these patients.

It doesn’t also doesn’t need to be long-distance. Non-emergency vehicles are available locally to those who need specific medical attention. Emergency long-distance transportation include air vehicles. Either by plane or helicopter, patients are air-lifted from accident scenes. Benefits of air-lifting a patient are that long distances can be traveled in a very short amount of time. Medical personnel can provide comprehensive care, prior to arriving at a hospital. Air medical transportation can be used in a variety of situations. An air ambulance can be used in the military, remote locations, severe car accidents, etc.

The cost of medical transportation is covered by most health insurance companies. For example, Medicare and Medicaid cover the cost of an ambulance from the location to the hospital. Benefits of all methods of medical transportation, emergency or non-emergency, the ones caring for patients, are all experts in providing health care. They are skilled in life-saving and psychiatric techniques. All medical transports are available 365 days a year and all hours of the day and night.

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Real-Life Experience 

Watching as the medical helicopters fly to the hospital, I never thought someone in my life would need it. My roommate and a couple of our friends were driving up to a friend’s house in the mountains. They were making a left turn and a car came careening around the corner. The car tried to avoid them but ended up t-boning my friend’s car. My roommate took the brunt of the force being in the back seat.

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