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16 Apr

Safety First – Types of Medical Transportation

It’s not easy to visit your doctor when you’re ill, recovering from a surgery, or undergoing physical therapy. Your body isn’t fit to drive or travel in public transport but you can’t really avoid the appointment. You need to make alternative arrangements that’ll take you safely to the medical care facility and bring you back home after your appointment. Thankfully, there are some options available to you, including:

  • Private Car- You can always ask your relatives or friends to help you. This isn’t the most convenient arrangement but it’s a safer alternative than driving a car or taking the bus. You might have to arrange your appointments around their schedule. At Be Driven, we’ve also noticed that people feel like they’ve lost their independence when they’re forced to ask their relatives and friends for help.
  • Taxi- A taxi offers a measure of independence to patients. You can easily call a company and book a cab whenever you have an appointment. Unfortunately, cabs aren’t the most reliable or affordable mode of transport.

You never know when one might not be available. Taxi cabs also aren’t comfortable for people with limited physical capabilities. If you use a wheelchair, you’ll find it very difficult to board a taxi without assistance.

  • Wheelchair Accessible Transport- These cars are specifically designed to transport wheelchair-bound people. They have lifts that will carry you in your wheelchair and move you comfortably inside the vehicle.

These vehicles can be your hospital shuttles in Boston and transport you regularly to and from your doctor’s appointments. This is a safe and reliable way to travel and gives you considerable independence. You don’t need to call your relatives and friends to drive you to your appointments.

  • Non-Emergency Medical Transport- This is the best option available to you. These hospital shuttles in Boston are specifically designed to carry people with limited mobility and those in ill-health. These cars are comfortable for everyone and can be easily accessed by people in wheelchairs.

The drivers of such vehicles usually have some EMT training and know how to perform CPR. This form of transport is very safe and convenient to use and you can call them as often as you need.

To know more about the hospital shuttles in Boston, you can contact us at Be Driven. Just fill in this contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you require an immediate response, give us a call at 1 800 233 7483. We’ll be happy to hear from you and answer any questions you might have.

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