Before the COVID-19 pandemic, over 3.6 million Americans delay or miss medical care due to transportation barriers. More than a year into the pandemic, the spread has been slowed down as people stay at home. This has made it more difficult for people to receive the medical care they need. With non-emergency transportation services, this barrier can be reduced.
As an established provider of paratransit in Virginia, we will discuss the advantages of NEMT services during the pandemic:
- Reliability and Availability
Most NEMT providers offer 24/7 transportation to cater to the needs of their clients. This includes long-distance trips and other services like stretcher or gurney transportation and special needs clients of all ages. What’s more, NEMT services are easy to book and can be relied on for important medical appointments.
- Lowered Risk of Infection
Public transportation involves staying in an enclosed space with a large group. This can increase the risk of infection caused by COVID-19. This also applies to taxicabs where there is little ventilation and there is no assurance the cab has been disinfected. NEMT offers a more secure and private means of transportation especially for seniors and those who are at a greater risk of infection.
- Reduced Costs and Convenience
NEMT services are convenient and easy to use. Simply pick up your phone or visit a NEMT provider’s website to book your ride. NEMT is also affordable with most NEMT providers accepting insurance and flexible payment methods.
EliteTrans is your reliable provider of non-emergency medical transportation in Midlothian, Virginia. We offer 24/7 NEMT services to take you to your destination. Whether you need a ride to a medical appointment or to accomplish errands, we are here to help. Reach out to us to learn more about our services.