5 Reasons To Invest In Medical Transportation This Year

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It’s 2020, and many people are still missing out on the innovations that simplify their lives. If you or your loved ones are struggling with transportation to medical-related destinations, it’s time to invest in non-emergency medical transportation. A relationship with a NEMT provider, like Metro Transportation, can be an extremely valuable addition to your life. Here are five undeniable reasons why. 

1. Peace of Mind


When you need non-emergency medical transportation, there’s nothing more valuable than knowing you or your loved ones are in good hands. Not only are drivers properly trained to handle medical situations including emergencies, but there are GPS trackers in the service vehicles. This way, you can ensure that your loved ones made it to their destinations safely and timely. Having that peace of mind is vital to not only your well-being but that of your family’s!

2. Improved Health

Improved health outcomes are a direct result of NEMT. Patients who use NEMT are not missing their appointments, are monitored by a medical professional, and have access to vital medical equipment within the vehicle. Did you know that patients who need diabetic wound care attended an average of 5.5 treatments per month with non-emergency medical treatment, whereas patients who did not use this service only attended an average of 1.3 treatments per month? Thanks to NEMT, patients are attending more medical appointments, and their health is better as a result.

3. Excellent Care

NEMT drivers at Metro Transportation are medical professionals with a maximum level of industry certification in New York State. They have expertise in oncology, brain trauma, and mental health transport, and extensive knowledge of local hospitals and medical centers. They’re able to properly monitor the condition of a patient and provide any medical assistance required. The drivers are also well-equipped with vehicles to assist non-ambulatory patients. For example, Metro Trans’s car service transports to and from Assisted Living and Adult Day Care, medical appointments and daily errands. Metro Trans’s wheelchair van service transports clients who use manual wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs, and scooters. 

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Additionally, NEMT vehicles carry essential medical equipment to improve the health and care of clients. This helps to prevent complications, manage the condition of the patient and ensure that they’re comfortable for the duration of the ride. All of this is to keep the client’s care, health and safety the top priority. 

4. Affordable

NEMT is a cheaper alternative to emergency transportation. An emergency vehicle, like an ambulance, has the medical equipment and personnel to assist you when your life is in danger. It’s also very costly. Depending on where you live, the cost of an ambulance can be between $400 and $1,200 plus mileage. That’s just not necessary if you only need assistance to and from medical appointments. Also, the driver of a NEMT vehicle will not need to travel urgently to your destination; and emergency medical technicians and paramedics can keep to their primary duty, which is to save the lives of those who are at risk. Unless you’re in an emergency situation, non-ambulatory medical transportation is a much more cost-effective way to travel.


5. Convenience

Non-emergency medical transportation is hassle-free. Staff members assist patients from door to door at pick up points and drop off destinations. They personally schedule appointments for you and ensure that you make it to those appointments safely and timely. NEMT is personalized to meet your unique needs and make your experience as convenient as possible.

All in all, investing in medical transportation this year can change your life and the life of your loved ones. Metro Trans serves you to provide peace of mind, high-quality care, and improved health all without breaking the bank. We find joy in making lives like yours a little easier.