Now that we have covered short distance medical transportation, you may be wondering what happens when a patient needs to be transported a long distance. Luckily, there are services available for this. Of course, the patient needs to be in stable health. Onboard these transport vehicles, there is generally not staff on hand that would necessarily be able to deal with medical crises. They also tend to be quite expensive.
Long distance medical transport can cover long distances. In fact, it is possible to actually transport someone on a medical transport vehicle from one country to another. There are two types of long distance medical transportation vehicles. There are those that use land transportation, such as vans. Then, there are medical transportation vehicles that use aircraft.
There are a variety of companies that use vans to transport patients. Some of these vans can transport a patient across the country or other very long distances. The vans often have amenities, such as television. This often helps to keep the patient comfortable on the long ride. Road medical transportation tends to be cheaper than medical transportation that uses aircraft.
Medical transports that use aircraft tend to be a bit more expensive. They also are capable of traveling much longer distances. In fact, it is possible to transport a person overseas on a medical transport plane. These planes are often quite comfortable for the patient. They often have television and plenty of room for the patient.