Can Scooters & Electric Wheelchairs be Transported by Ambulance & Medical Car?

Posted by On Time Ambulance on 3/1/17 1:01 PM

 

Whenever we book a wheelchair transport trip involving an electronic wheelchair, we first determine the specific make and model of the chair.

Our lifts can accommodate chairs up to 32 inches total in width (including the outside of the tires). This is a standard size and does not vary. Sometimes electric wheelchairs are too wide to fit on a standard sized lift.

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Tags: Insider, Wheelchair Transportation

Pricing Wheelchair Transportation: How Low is Too Low?

Posted by John Bush on 12/7/16 9:38 AM

 

“What’s the going rate for wheelchair transportation in New Jersey?”

The answer isn't as straightforward as you might think. Rates vary from company to company, but unfortunately, sometimes what really matters is, who’s asking? If you’re someone who handles regular referrals to ambulance companies, especially among Medicare patients, you’ve probably found that medical transportation company reps trip over themselves to offer you and your patients impossibly great deals. But if something looks too good to be true --- it probably is.

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Tags: Medicare, Wheelchair Transportation, Healthcare system

10 Ways to Transport a Senior to the Doctor or Other Appointments

Posted by On Time Ambulance on 7/28/16 11:29 AM

 

[Updated: 2/17/2017]

 

When they can’t drive, getting Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa to the doctor and other medical appointments can be challenging. They can’t afford to miss a key appointment, but you aren’t able to drop everything to give them a ride and accompany them each time.

It can seem like there are few places to turn --- but there are actually plenty of options.

To some this list may seem like common sense. But we're often surprised at how many people don’t know of the services and solutions available. Without further ado, here are ten ways to get a senior to his or her doctor’s appointment.

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Tags: Medical Transportation, Wheelchair Transportation, Medical Car

5 Characteristics of a Great Medical Transportation Company

Posted by On Time Ambulance on 4/22/16 1:07 PM

Medical transportation is not an easy business. Moving cargo might be straightforward, but moving people is a big responsibility and requires a serious culture of saftey. The safest and most successful players in the industry all have a few core habits in common. Here are our five cahracteristics of a great medical transportation firm.

 

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Tags: Safety, Medical Transportation, Wheelchair Transportation

Wheelchair Van Transportation to the Airport

Posted by On Time Ambulance on 3/10/16 10:29 AM

Do you have an elderly, wheelchair-bound, or temporarily mobility-challenged relative who needs help getting to and from the airport? Are you unable to take them in your own car and worried that a standard taxi driver won’t have the necessary patience and training to accommodate their specific needs? Wheelchair van and medical car services might be the solution you’ve been seeking.

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Tags: Wheelchair Transportation, Non Emergency Medical Transportation, Airport

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Explained

Posted by On Time Ambulance on 2/12/16 2:57 PM

 

Taxis or public transportation are often not viable options for people who have recently undergone medical procedures or who are disabled. Non-emergency medical transportation is always an option for those in need. It’s also not just for the elderly. Clients of all ages utilize the service for a number of reasons.

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Tags: Wheelchair Transportation, Non Emergency Medical Transportation, Medical Car

NJ Public Transportation Options for People with Disabilities

Posted by On Time Ambulance on 1/21/16 11:00 AM


 

[updated May 12, 2017]

Various entities in New Jersey provide low or no cost transportation services for people with disabilities. Whether it's standard NJ Transit buses, AccessLink shuttles, county services, or charitable organizations, knowing what's out there is crucial to finding the services that best suit your needs or those of your loved ones.

 

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Tags: New Jersey, Wheelchair Transportation

Long Distance Medical Transport: A Versatile Solution

Posted by On Time Ambulance on 11/24/15 10:30 AM


  

When a loved one needs to travel but has chronic health issues or limited mobility, long distance medical transportation is often an appropriate solution. This mode of transport is more affordable than an air ambulance and more suitable for individuals with medical conditions than a simple car service.

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Tags: Medical Transportation, Wheelchair Transportation, Long Distance

Factors that Affect the Cost of Private Pay Medical Transportation

Posted by On Time Ambulance on 10/30/15 12:08 PM

Medical transport is a perfect solution for a variety of different types of clients. But more often than not, Medicare and private insurance won't pay for it. The patient or the family must pay privately for the service. Rates can differ substantially, so before you pay privately for medical transportation for yourself or a loved one, be aware of some important factors that will affect the cost of the ride.

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Tags: Medical Transportation, Wheelchair Transportation, Medical Car

Medical Transportation You Can Trust

Posted by Kimberly Wellinger on 9/4/15 8:34 AM

Every day, more and more people require medical transportation whether it be to a doctor's appointment, to school, or maybe a ride home from the hospital. When picking your transportation company, who can you really trust with your loved ones? With all the overnight pop up transportation companies out there that seem to close just as fast as they open, how do you know if you're really picking the best one or, more importantly, the safest? Will you or your loved one be safe while in transport? How safe is the transportation company's vehicle? Is the driver that has you or your loved one properly trained? The list of concerns is endless.

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Tags: Shuttle Bus, Wheelchair Transportation, Medical Car

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