I knew a young lady from Pennsylvania with Spinal Muscular Atrophy who needed transportation services to her sister’s wedding in Florida. The young lady was grateful to the medical transport service that got her to the airport in Philadelphia and then their Floridian counterpart picked her up after she arrived in Florida.
The next question is air travel. For people who are in wheelchairs and need to travel by plane and can’t walk at all, there are special Air Medical Transportation planes that are equipped to handle such people. The best thing about any medical transport is that the people who drive them are trained and equipped for emergencies. In fact, the driver’s can help their customers put on a coat or be lifted down and up steps if needed. There are practically no types of people who are not eligible to use a medical transport. It does not matter if the person cannot control their behavior, has Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, each person is judged as an individual case. Caregivers are welcomed to accommodate anyone who needs medical transport service. Service animals are welcomed on the transport.
Medical transports are good for people who can walk but might have injured or had surgery on their arms and find it difficult to ride in a cab, public bus, or even drive their own cars. It can become difficult to get to doctor’s appointments or therapy sessions. People who need to be hooked up to oxygen tanks are welcomed onto this medical transport service as long as they supply their own oxygen.
Relying on special transports to get around day after day on a regular basis can become very costly. Many of these medical transport services will accept insurance, especially Medicare or Medicaid to help with the customer’s expenses.