Programs that provide transportation for medical appointments, trips from and between hospitals, to nursing homes or other special-care centers or for other non-emergency medical needs for individuals who, because of financial problems or their physical condition, are unable to use other means of local transportation. NEMT service providers are able to transport riders who require a wheelchair lift equipped vehicle with appropriate protective restraints or a van that is designed for gurney/stretcher transportation, or has other types of features to meet their safety needs.
Organizations that utilize aircraft to transport people and commodities to their destinations.
Programs that utilize helicopters or fixed wing aircraft to airlift acutely ill or injured individuals from areas that are inaccessible to health care facilities for treatment, or from one health care facility to another for specialized care. Air ambulances are equipped and staffed to provide medical care during transit; operate locally, nationally or internationally; and may be used by critically ill patients who need advanced life support or by individuals who, because of their condition, are unable to fly commercially.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.