Non-emergency medical transportation companies in every state can be located through an Internet search, in the Yellow Pages or by asking a doctor or health care provider, as explained by StrokeSmart. If a patient is covered by Medicaid, the state has non-emergency medical transportation available.
Non-emergency medical transportation is equipped to assist patients in wheelchairs as well as on stretchers, notes StrokeSmart, which is licensed by the National Stroke Association. People who have difficulty walking or who use a cane or walker may also need transportation assistance. Trips to the pharmacy, doctor, physical therapist and speech therapist include some of the places patients need to visit. If covered by Medicaid, this non-emergency form of transportation allows the patient to receive treatment from local specialists and facilities. Medicaid requires prior approval in many states.
Long Distance Medical Transportation is a long-distance transportation specialist company providing a cost-effective alternative to ambulance and air medical transportation for the elderly and disabled, notes Eastern Royal Medical Transport, a division of Long Distance Medical Transportation.
ACC Medlink is another nationwide transportation company with a team of drivers and patient care managers delivering bedside-to-bedside service. This company specializes in distances over 200 miles and can drive patients from state to state for necessary medical treatments or appointments.