Help Your Loved Ones Get Relief
Medical Transport Brings Relief
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.
Who is Eligible for Medical Transport?
An individual who is medically stable, but needs medical support is eligible for non-emergency medical transportation. If you require services during transportations such as getting your blood pressure checked every hour, or taking your pulse often, then non-emergency medical transportation is something you should check into. If you require oxygen and are unable to drive because of it, then a non-emergency medical transportation company can help get you to where you need to be and it doesn’t affect your levels of oxygen.
An example would be a patient in the hospital who is ready to go back to the nursing home or a chronically ill patient who needs transportation to and from doctor appointments. Anyone is able to receive medical transport, they just have to locate a company in their area. Before going with a company, it is important to know what they offer and how their benefits can benefit you as an individual and as a patient. You need to take into consideration the rates of each company and what your insurance offers. Using a non-emergency medical transport is cheaper than calling 911 and having an ambulance pick you up then transport you to the hospital.