Healthcare services are very important to everyone in Pittsburgh and beyond. However, some people face transportation challenges in getting to their health care appointments. According to a study, over 3.6 million Americans experience health care challenges as a result of transportation barriers. These transportation barriers often lead to delayed care, missed appointments, and delayed or missed medication use. Our NEMT service can always help take on these challenges and also help avoid upheavals such as vehicle breakdowns, traffic issues, late cancellation, on-demand trips, and driver call-offs - to mention a few.
Who can use NEMT in Pittsburgh?
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) in Pittsburgh is widely known to serve Medicaid beneficiaries help with medical appointments or other forms of non-emergent care. This means the bills are paid from trust funds that beneficiaries have paid into. In other cases, hospital systems, departments of aging, and local and state programs will bear the transportation costs.
Our NEMT service provides patients with transportation to and from their healthcare appointments with the most appropriate form of transportation. Patients are transported by bus tokens, wheelchair vans, or ambulances if necessary. Transport vehicles are usually provided with special equipment such as stretchers and wheelchairs. With the help of transportation providers, we also help with:
- Helping the patient enter or exit the vehicle with the help of a lift or ramp if necessary
- Securing the patient in the appropriate mode of transport Other services necessary for the safe transport of the patient while in the vehicle
Impacts of our NEMT service in Pittsburgh
The following are the advantages of our NEMT service and how we have helped enhance the delivery of Non-emergency Medical Transportation in Pittsburgh:
- Our service is cost-effective and has proven itself as an affordable means of getting to medical appointments
- Decrease in the effects of chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure
- Prevention of missed health care appointments
- Improvement of access to healthcare, most especially in the elderly and disabled.