Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Why Non-Emergency Specialized Transport is a preferred option over Taxis

Transportation can pose a major problem for elders or those suffering from disabilities. However, remaining confined at home is not an option just because someone is suffering from mobility challenges. It might happen that the person needs to visit the doctor on an urgent basis or nearby health care center for daily therapy purpose. With availability of quite a number of transport resources nowadays, anyone with immobility can easily handle daily chores or urgent appointments. What is most important is to make a prudent choice, matching one’s comfort level, transportation requirement and budget. 


Over the past few years, a convenient transportation alternative has emerged to simplify the situation for persons with mobility challenges. Popularly known as non-emergency medical transportation, this is the kind of specialized option which not only takes you from point A to point B but also makes sure that this is done in the safest and most comfortable manner. Those who are more conversant with taxi services as the only easily available transport option might wonder why to go for a specialized service. After all, they can hire a taxi whenever they want just by making a phone call. That may be true, but non-emergency specialized transport guarantees something more. Discussed below are few reasons which might encourage you to try out such transportation over taxi services.

  • Trained drivers
You will rarely come across a taxi driver who knows how to handle the needs of individuals with mobility issues. The basic alertness, assistance and care that a non-emergency transportation provider can offer are seldom available with taxi services. In general, companies which offer such non-emergency medical transports make sure that their drivers have adequate understanding of First Aid/CPR and information on American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Sexual Harassment. They are also taught about the significance of customer relations. 

  • Convenience
You need transportation at an odd hour or on short notice, maybe within a few hours. You may need to reach the healthcare centre for dialysis or chemotherapy on a daily basis. With taxi services, this might not be a feasible option as it would be difficult to schedule a ride on a short notice. Then your ride might get delayed due to unavailability of a specific type of vehicle at that particular time. With non-emergency transportation, you can be sure of getting the car within a short span of time as these companies usually maintain a huge fleet of standby vehicles for emergency needs. 

  • Cost effectiveness
If your priority is saving cost by compromising the above factors, then you might feel tempted to pick up a taxi service. The latter may come with a cheaper price tag as compared to specialized transport options but the level of convenience and safety are in no way comparable. 

Finally to conclude, non-emergency medical transportation extends much beyond chauffeur driven vehicles.  They aim at offering unique solutions to meet the client’s paratransit needs. At the same time, they make it a point to adopt an innovative and flexible approach so as to offer highly advanced specialized transportation options for clients at reasonable costs.