Transportation barriers to healthcare are a major issue for Americans. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly 10 million people in the U.S. reported that they had not seen a doctor in the past year because of transportation issues.
This issue is compounded by the fact that many people who need medical appointments transportation don’t get it—and as a result, they miss out on medical care.
A study conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) found that only about half of elderly adults who need help getting to their appointments get it. The same study found that only 25% of disabled adults with transportation barriers receive needed services.
When people don’t have access to reliable transportation, they can miss out on critical preventative care and treatment for chronic conditions like diabetes or heart disease. This can lead to more serious health problems later on down the road.
Fortunately, our transportation services in Arizona is available to help address this issue.
Our NEMT Services in Phoenix, Arizona provide transportation for patients who need it—whether it’s for physical therapy or even just doctor’s appointments. This service enables patients who lack transportation to receive the care they need without having to worry about how they will get there.
White Horse Medical Transportation offers 24/7 service. You can rely on us for safe transport when you need it most. We specialize in transporting patients who need wheelchairs, stretchers, or other special equipment. Our drivers are familiar with all types of medical equipment and know how to safely transfer patients into and out of vehicles.