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Seeking transportation preferable on stretcher to appointments.
for disabled person.
Not able to get a reasonable price.
Miami Beach

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I had the same issue, horrible! If you are housebound maybe the doctor can send the VNA(visiting nurses association) to your house for bloodwork and check ups. The doctor did that for me twice. Then I bought a used van with a ramp. Its old and I had work done on it but it gets us out 6-7 times a year and thats what we needed.
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Jewish Family Services are across the US. Here in Louisville they have a wheelchair van charging
Click on the link for Fl.
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Sometimes medicaid (state insurance) covers transportation to medical appointments. Also call his insurance and check with them to see if they cover transportation, or have suggestions. Some groups like the cancer society, sometimes can manage transports also. Google or call a crisis line if you don't find anything.
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Check with your local Social Services. They will know where and how to get it done.
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My experience in California is a bit different. Medicare will not pay for gurney service if it is to a doctor's office, but it MAY if the transport is ordered by a doctor and is to a hospital. I haven't ever been reimbursed yet though.
Non Emergency Medical Transport Services are probably available in most suburban areas, but possibly rarer in the country. Some are much better than others --the personnnel need thorough training, the equipment needs to be maintained well. My 83 year old husband is in pain because his hip needs replacement or surgery, and wheelchair access was not a viable choice.

The local senior center had a short list of services they could not legally recommend, but were available . I called one for a gurney ride from Tustin, CA to Newport Beach , then to Irvine and back to Tustin. It was approximately 45 miles total, round trip.
They had to pick him up 2 hours after the first stop and 1 and a half hours after the 2nd stop. One assistant stayed with us and the gurney the whole time, and he helped staff with transferring to a radiology bed and back again. The second driver was available for the return trip home. I was charged $500 and I gave no tip (not necessary). It is not reimbursable from Medicare, I was told by the owner of the transport company. However it is tax deductible as a medical expense .

The gurney service requires more than a "taxi service" -- that is what accounts for much of the high cost for the service.

Wheelchair access transport is more affordable, but sometimes an aide must be available to assist, and they may have to drive in their own vehicle as there might not be room in the wheelchair taxi for an additional passenger. Irvine and other cities have wheelchair accessible transport available via busses or private vehicles or church sponsored transportation. Check the city's website.
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Sorry I can't find the card I was given by a service I used for my husband. I am a couple hours north of Miami. Ambulance took husband to hospital. Next day they told me to take him home. I said I don't know how, he was unable to stand or walk. The hospital called a service they use...looks just like ambulance and might be one, not sure of their services. BUT they said if I ever needed him to go to appointments to give them a call. They said because my husband was unable to walk and stand that the service was covered by Medicare.
Again, sorry I don't have the name. Maybe you could call a local hospital and see who they use...to transport a patient home.
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contact american elder care inc in your state i don't know about your restrictions my insurance (humana) picks me up. but the elder care people should able to point you in the right direction. they have specified people for only solving different problems with elders. the helped my son.
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Google "assisted transportation, Miami, Florida".

There were at least 3 hits for what appeared to be Florida State links.

The prices may not be what you consider reasonable, but remember that the service needs to factor in the higher cost of the additional equipment required for assistive transportation.
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Ask Assisted Living places what they recommend, Dial a Ride, or ask DMV if they have any suggestions. Senior Citizens Care Places, Salvation Army, Local City Council, taxi services to see if they have specials
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Transportation for my dad who is in a wheelchair has been arranged through his doctor or through the hospital social worker and costs around $50, more if the transporter has to wait during the doctor visit. This is in Michigan. I looked up Alliance for Aging for your area, and there is a llink under I'm looking for elder services. Perhaps they can help. http://www.allianceforaging.org/
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Hi - based on what a friend told me recently, inquire with the local churches (and maybe civic organizations).
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