#1 Friendliest City in the World (Conde Nast)
#1 Top Travel Destination in the (Conde Nast)
Top 10 places to Retire (Forbes)
These are just a few of the awards Charleston has won in the last 2 years. These start to explain a growing opportunity for long-distance transport from Charleston and other Coastal South Carolina areas. Whether returning home from a vacation mishap or moving closer to family, there is a growing need for long-distance ambulatory, wheelchair, and stretcher transport. MedTrust can provide each of these with advance notice and will work with you and your family to determine the most appropriate method.
For most long-distance transports, MedTrust will provide a quote to include door-to-door services by one of our experienced medical crews. In the event that stretcher transport is appropriate, our crew will include a minimum of two certified personnel (EMT or Paramedic) plus a third Driver or EMT on any trip longer than six hours (one-way). This allows for improved crew safety and enhanced patient care. We will provide an inflating mattress for patient comfort that aids with pressure related discomfort. In addition, the MedTrust Communications center will work to understand any special dietary or other needs to make the transport as comfortable as possible for your loved one.
Sometimes, though, we may determine that an airplane flight is more appropriate based on patient condition. MedTrust can send an EMT or Paramedic escort on a commercial flight or provide and coordinate transport to and from a private medical flight as appropriate. Your quote will include all costs associated with the transport and you can rest assured, knowing your loved one is in good and capable hands from start to finish.
In many cases, long-distance transport is uncovered by insurance. MedTrust staff will work with you after providing a quote for services and will provide all transport documentation needed to file for any potential reimbursement from your insurance company. In the event that the transport is not medical necessary, MedTrust will work to determine an acceptable payment process including Credit Card, Check, and short-term payment arrangements.