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What is NEMT? FAQ's

  1. What is NEMT?

    1. NEMT stands for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation. It refers to transportation services for individuals who require transportation to and from medical appointments but do not require emergency medical services.

  2. Who typically uses NEMT services?

    1. NEMT services are typically used by individuals who have mobility issues, disabilities, chronic illnesses, or other medical conditions that make it difficult for them to travel to medical appointments on their own.

  3. How is NEMT different from an ambulance service?

    1. NEMT services are non-emergency services, meaning they are not used in life-threatening situations. They are typically used for routine medical appointments, such as doctor's appointments or dialysis treatments. Ambulance services, on the other hand, are used for emergencies and are staffed with trained medical personnel.

  4. What types of vehicles are used for NEMT?

    1. NEMT vehicles can vary depending on the provider, but they are typically specially equipped vehicles that are designed to accommodate passengers with mobility issues, such as wheelchair lifts and ramps. Some providers may use vans, buses, or other types of vehicles.

  5. How do I schedule NEMT services?

    1. NEMT services are typically arranged through healthcare providers, insurance companies, or directly with NEMT providers. The process for scheduling NEMT services can vary depending on the provider, but it usually involves providing information about the medical appointment, such as the date, time, and location.

  6. How much does NEMT cost?

    1. The cost of NEMT services can vary depending on the provider, location, and type of services needed. In some cases, NEMT may be covered by insurance or government programs, while in other cases, individuals may be required to pay out of pocket.

  7. What should I expect during a NEMT ride?

    1. During a NEMT ride, you can expect a professional and safe transportation experience. The driver should be trained in handling passengers with mobility issues and should be able to provide basic assistance, such as helping you in and out of the vehicle. The vehicle should also be clean, safe, and equipped with the necessary medical equipment, such as oxygen tanks or medical supplies.

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