Nearly everyone will encounter sickness and disease, a debilitating accident or a devastating injury that will incapacitate them, temporarily or permanently, at some point in their lives. As a result, there are a number of industries, such as the professional practices of medicine, nursing, radiology and physical therapy, that exist to provide for the specialized needs of such people. Another, essential support industry for the infirm and disabled is that of medical transport. Medical transportation provides conveyance for people whose medical conditions necessitate special accommodations or nursing care as they travel from point A to point B. Sometimes a patient may require out of state medical transport or even cross country medical transport. They are typically unable to transport themselves and family or caregivers lack the necessary means or skills to do so.
Categories of Medical Transportation
Types of Ambulances
An ambulance is any vehicle that transports sick or injured people. They include trucks, vans, station wagons, buses, airplanes, helicopters and even boats. An ambulance must provide room for the patient, and also any support personnel or equipment his care entails. Ambulances come in many varieties, including:
The larger an ambulance, the more comfortable its ride. Many medical transportation services use new Ford E-250 vans that have been optimized for safety and patient comfort for cross country ambulance transportation.
Circumstances Necessitating Medical Transport
The reasons a patient might need transportation by ambulance are as varied as are the patients themselves. They include:
Until you or a loved one has needed specialized medical transport, you might not have realized the importance of such a service. Coast to Coast Medical Transport provides essential support, not only for patients and their families, but also for hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation facilities. Medical transportation eases the burden on patients and also facilitates better medical care.
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...