Ambulettes services provide many offerings for their new and regular clients. Many are online, offering access to quick, reliable information, free quotes, service request forms, and rates. When first calling an ambulette service, you will likely encounter a multilingual ambulette transportation operator, which can not only speak your language fluently, but also assist with your needs. He or she can set up appointments for the transit wagon to pick you up, and bring you to your medical or physical therapy appointment. These operators should be friendly, knowledgeable about the ambulance transit process, and professional.
Drivers who work for ambulette services should hold a state commercial driver's license, with plenty of experience working with special needs clients and their families. They should have passed a training course regarding not only vehicle safety but passenger care as well. Also an integral part of this business are the emergency medical technicians (EMTs) trained to respond to emergency and non emergency situations, either with lights and sirens on or off.
EMTs should have a friendly bedside manner, as well as technical proficiency in medical care and support. Paramedics should also have good communication skills, as they often interact with not only patients but family members and caregivers on a daily basis.
Many ambulette services offer both local and long-distance transportation via ambulance or van, staffed by paramedics should an emergency or accident arise. All vehicles should be stocked with state-of-the-art life support devices, gurneys and stretchers, and hospital medical supplies. When calling an ambulette service, patients or family members should be able to get quick, reliable information, such as rates and scheduled appointments, from operators eager to help.