Do you know someone who is trapped in their own home? Someone who is sick or disabled, and can’t really get out the house? Are you living paycheck to paycheck, and sometimes have to sacrifice a loved one’s doctor’s appointment so you can pay the rent? If you answered yes to any of these questions, there is help. Most cities have a NEMT (non-emergency medical transportation) program already in place to help.
What is the NEMT program? This is a system put together by most insurance programs to help those who cannot drive themselves, get to their appointments on time. In some cases they provide private ambulances, and in others they provide vouchers for people to take taxis, buses, or even allow someone to provide gas money to another person that is giving them a ride.
This is been a great help to many sick and disabled individuals, as well as their loved ones, in helping ease the pain and worry of getting proper care when they need it.
Most who are unaware of this program tend to skip the doctor altogether, which is clearly a horrible decision. They end up getting worse, and suffer even longer. Nobody wants that for somebody they love. So by simply making a phone call to your Medicare, Medicaid, HMO, or PPO provider they can be well on their way to getting the relief that they truly need. Which makes for happier people, happier families, and happier lives.