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4 Safety Tips When Using Medical Transportation

Every part of our medical transportation services is aimed at your comfort and safety, but there are several things you can do to help make the ride as smooth as possible when using ACC Medlink.

1. Prepare for your ride.

Be sure to take some time before your journey to pack what you’ll need. Forgetting an item at home can be time-consuming and distracting for your driver. Consider making a checklist so you don’t have to worry about items when you’re focusing on the most important part of your ride-you! Help your driver out by double-checking your driveway to make sure nothing was left behind. When traveling with our long-distance non-emergency medical transportation service, we ask that you have a two-day supply of medication at pickup as your medical transport team will not have your medication on hand.

A few items that are good to remember to include when packing are:
Water. Grab a water so you can easily take your medication.
Reading glasses.
Reading glasses.
Dietary supplements.
Contact numbers and addresses of people you are close with-don’t rely on low cell phone batteries! Your driver and the doctor on board may need to contact your close relatives.

2. Buckle up.

Make putting on your seatbelt the first thing you do when you get in the vehicle so it’s never a question. Don’t be afraid to ask for help; seat belts are sometimes different or the catch can be hard to find. Wearing your seatbelt isn’t only the law, but it protects you against even the most minor of bumps and hits.

3. Speak to your driver.

It’s a great idea to greet your driver and get to know him or her. This allows your driver to tune in more specifically to you and your ride. You might make small talk such as asking your driver how long they’ve been driving or how they went about getting a license. Commenting on the weather is nice, too – anything that helps make a personal connection! If you feel comfortable, introduce yourself and ask your driver’s name. It establishes a team-like feel.

4. Let the driver drive.

After you’ve spoken to the driver and settled in, let him or her do their job and get you to your destination. It’s always fine to converse with your driver as you travel, but remember that their focus is the road and keeping you safe. Refrain from showing your driver things you have or discussing overly personal topics. This will ensure your ride is as efficient and comfortable as possible.

ACC Medlink cares about you and your ride and wants you to stay safe, comfortable, and delighted with our transportation services. We offer a variety of services that meet different levels of needs and trip lengths. Our non-emergency transport is staffed with caring and dedicated personnel who can help with personal hygiene and comfort needs. Find caring and highly trained medical care on our long distance ambulance service. Our state-to-state medical transport offers vehicles that are equipped with your comfort in mind and includes amenities such as entertainment and extra beds for family. Our worldwide air medical services serve patients ranging from those needing basic care up to critical care, and are delivered with continual bedside medical crew assistance. All levels of care required are considered and respected, and it’s our mission to provide you with comfort, privacy, and excellent care no matter how long your journey.