How Much Does Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Typically Cost?

Non-emergency medical transportation can range from completely free to upwards of $20,000 as of 2015. Costs depend on the type of transportation a person needs, location and insurance, as well as the availability of medical professionals.

For most patients an ambulance is the usual transportation method for non-emergency medical services. Some insurance companies cover the cost of such transportation; however other patients may pay $600 to $2,000 for this service. Non-emergency water and air transportation are considerably more expensive, with air transportation reaching as high as $20,000. However, since the care provided is for patients in non-life threatening situations, the cost is generally much lower than in emergency situations.