Medical Transport Companies – Compare & Learn the Facts

costs and benefits of medical transport companiesWhen you’re calling different transport companies to find the best long distance solution for your needs, figuring out the differences in cost and benefits can seem overwhelming. How much difference can there really be when transporting a person from point A to point B?

As it turns out, quite a bit. The best type of transportation is determined by a number of factors such as:

  • The person’s condition
  • Time-table
  • Distance

That is, someone who needs to get across the country quickly to have a medical procedure done has different requirements than a dementia patient traveling to hospice care in a city closer to the family. The former might need an air ambulance, but the latter might be better off in a comfortable coach.

When you first call us we will ask a number of questions to determine the best form of transportation, and what care is needed.

What are the differences between medical transport companies?

Roadside transportation is generally the most cost effective, but there are some things you need to consider when choosing your transport company and type of transportation. Most medical transport companies use vans with stretchers in the back. This is fine for shorter distances, but not comfortable when traveling state to state or cross country.

The following table might help you make a decision. Look at the points and consider which are important to you. Is, for instance, and onboard bathroom important, or are you okay with stopping at public rest stops? Is the convenience of a kitchen important, or the opportunity to sleep through the journey and wake rested?

MED Coach -VS- Medical Transport Vans

  MED Coach Transport Vans
Medical Equipped Coaches Yes No
Hospital-type Bed Yes Stretcher
Private Bathroom On Board Yes No
Nurse On Board at Bedside Yes No
Emergency Physician On Site Yes No
Professional Drivers 2 1
On-Board Medical Monitoring Yes No
Pet Friendly Yes No

Two Drivers and Nurse in Med Cruiser

The Med Transport Center Difference

Our medically equipped motor coaches also offer a comfortable lounging area for a family member, to bring a pet along, wheelchair and stretcher lift for easy boarding, along with amenities for entertainment. Each medical transport is accompanied by an experienced registered nurse, and two drivers that will take turns driving to your destination. Our drivers are used to all kinds of weather and will get you there safely.

During the journey, the crew stays in contact with our transport coordinators who can keep your family informed every step of the way. There is also a physician standing by to give advice in case your condition changes on the road. Naturally all our coaches are serviced regularly, insured, and inspected before each transport.

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