Medical Transportation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 15 2020

Medical Transportation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you or a family member is utilizing a wheelchair, there may be additional challenges when addressing your healthcare needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your Health Needs Don’t Change

While the pandemic has prompted society to quarantine as the number of cases rise, the pre-existing medical conditions that people had before COVID-19 require patients to leave their homes for a number of reasons.

Treatments, testing, diagnosis, and consultations are still of high importance, as is maintaining your health during the pandemic. Patients still need to follow doctors orders & seek medical attention when they are not feeling well.

You Need Supplies

Aside from medical reasons, you will also need to purchase supplies such as grocery items and medication from pharmacies to maintain your health during the pandemic. Wheelchair-bound individuals will find it especially difficult to do so without proper transportation options.

There Is Limited Access to Transportation

Caregivers, friends, or family that are usually available for assisting with transportation, may not be able to lend support during recommended stay-at-home orders. They may be quarantined in their homes, unable to drive people to their appointments. 

In order to get to vital medical appointments, pick up medications, or essential supplies individuals utilizing wheelchairs will have to look for alternative forms of transportation. 

Arizona Trust HealthLift
NEMT of AZ

HealthLift Non Emergency Medical Transportation of AZ is ready to serve Phoenix & Tucson with safe, accessible transportation more than ever. Our specially-trained & certified drivers and ADA-compliant vehicles are available to get you to your appointment or medical testing. HealthLift vehicles are thoroughly sanitized after every ride.

Book & track wheelchair and stretcher rides online by signing up with HealthLift today.

Tips for Leaving Home for Essential Services

 

  • Wearing Masks – Recommended by the CDC: Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19. Read More
  • Hygiene – The best action to take is to wash your hands regularly to make sure they are free from contaminants. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. The CDC also recommends using hand sanitizer that’s made of at least 60% alcohol to fully kill off viruses. 
  • Other Considerations – Even though you’re sanitizing well, it’s still a good practice not to touch your face. There could be traces of the virus left on your hands that could make their way through your mouth, nose, and even your eyes. It’s a bad habit to break, especially when you’re feeling an itch on your face, but it’s necessary that you break it.

Sign Up for a HealthLift Account

Booking non-emergency transportation services has never been easier. In order to access online booking and tracking, you must have a HealthLift account. Signing up for a HealthLift account is easy. Call (602) 298-1818 or fill-out the sign up form below, and we’ll get in touch to assist you with HealthLift’s online booking features.

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