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When we think of ambulances, we think of emergencies and life-threatening situations. But did you know that there are some cases in which you can schedule ambulance services in advance for non-medical issues and even special events. This is something that many future patients don’t know about because they aren’t certain about what services their insurance will cover. If you know that you need help getting to the hospital for issues related to your health, know that it doesn’t have to be in an emergency setting. Please give us a call to discuss your transportation options 614-626-0466.

Following is a summary of the guidelines for transferring and transporting bariatric patients.

The “State of Ohio Emergency Medical Services Adult Guidelines and Procedures Manual” states the following:

  • Any patient weighing more than three-hundred (300) pounds will require two (2) full crews to transport patient. This will mean a four (4) person team.
  • AmeriKare will add one (1) additional crew member for every fifty (50) to one-hundred (100) pounds over three-hundred fifty (350) pounds, to assist in safe lifting and movement of the patient.
  • The patient is to be loaded on a cot that is in the down position, and the cot is to be kept in the down position at all times while transporting.
  • Two (2) EMS personnel are to accompany the patient in the transport vehicle.  If additional personnel are needed, they must travel in a separate vehicle.

Due to the additional crews needed to transport bariatric patients, an additional fee will be charged for each leg of the trip and for each additional crew member needed. Please call us for fees.