When a person requires specialized care or treatment at a distant medical facility, a state-to-state medical transport service is often the ideal transport method. Most interstate medical transport services have the right kind of medical vehicle and personnel on board to safely and conveniently transport a patient over a long distance.
Private and commercial transport services are rarely equipped with the right type of medical equipment or personnel needed to transport a bedridden or sick patient over long distances safely. Specialized long-distance medical transport services have retrofitted vehicles with beds, life-saving medical equipment, and trained medical personnel to accompany the patient and administer emergency or routine care if needed.
Some medical transport services offer in-flight services to patients and their families. Depending on the financial ability and preferred mode of transportation, there will be a need to discuss with the medical transport company beforehand. This is important to ensure that an accurate quote of the service needed is given and the best mode of transport is determined for the sick person.
Some medical transport services will also offer a bed-to-bed medical transport service. Here, the patient is picked up from their bed at a facility or from their home and is delivered directly to a bed in the receiving facility. This arrangement offers the least inconvenience to the patient and guarantees that they will always be looked after from pickup to drop-off.
Transporting a patient over a long distance requires more than just a convenient transport method. It will also involve medical care while in transit and special arrangements to ensure the patient’s convenience and safety throughout the long trip. There are several modes of state-to-state medical transport service. Air ambulance, commercial airlines, and medical vehicles are some common methods. However, each patient’s ideal mode of transport will be determined primarily by a combination of factors including budget, medical condition/state, priority, and preference.
When choosing a medical transport service provider, you must ensure to choose one that not only focuses on getting you to your destination, but also prioritizes using the safest, most conducive, and most efficient sets of vehicle fleets and equipment to do the job.
ACC Medlink appeared on the TLC television network reality show “1000 LB Sisters” to transport one of the cast members from Ohio to a doctor in Kentucky. Filmed in late 2022, ACC Medlink, four of its employees and the journey they took with Tammy Slaton were featured in episode 6 of season 4, which originally aired on February 21, 2023.
ACC Medlink is proud to announce the addition of a new line of elite medical sprinter vans to our long distance medical transport fleet. This addition will allow ACC Medlink to continue to provide superior service and outstanding care for those in need of medical transport out of state...