However, if you need ground ambulance transportation and it is not an emergency, it may not benefit you to dial 911. Often a 911 provider is required to take you to the closest hospital. However, many individuals wish to choose which hospital they would like to go to.
1-800-AMBULANCE is an example of a nationwide network of ambulance companies who provide non-emergency transportation.
Patients that need non emergency transportation have a variety of reasons. Back injuries, hip injuries, and respirator dependancies are just a few of them. Also, kidney patients need transportation to dialysis centers for routine checkups.
The same aircrafts that take emergency patients from hospital to hospital can also fly non-emergency as well. They have on them Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit kits. Onboard is a stretcher, made up to look like a bed, for the comfort of the passenger in need of transport. Also, a flight nurse and/or flight paramedic will be on the flight to tend to the patient for extra safety.
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