Hospital patient transportation information

When you’re ready to leave the hospital, you may be able to drive home yourself or with the assistance of a family member or friends. If your medical needs require another type of transportation, begin planning now.

Please see the transportation options listed below.

Be sure to discuss these options with your insurance provider to better understand your out-of-pocket costs. Funds from a health savings account (HAS) or flexible spending account (FSA) can be used for transportation to or from medical facilities if the transportation is used primarily for, and essential to, medical care.

If you have questions, ask one of your caregivers.


Transportation Type Cost Range When Do I Pay?
Complex transport

Advance life support ambulance

Approximately $800 Your insurance will be billed and you may be reponsible for any remaining out-of-pocket costs. If you do not have insurance, you will be billed for the total cost.
Assisted transport Approximately $500 Your insurance will be billed and you may be reponsible for any remaining out-of-pocket costs. If you do not have insurance, you will be billed for the total cost.
Wheelchair van $45 or meter rate (whichever is higher) You will be required to pay or arrange payment to the provider of services at time of transport, or be billed at a higher rate.
Taxi Approximately $20 to $50 You will be required to pay or arrange payment to the provider of service at time of transport.

Note: Discuss these options with your insurance provider to better understand your out-of-pocket costs. Health savings and flexible spending account (HSA/FSA) funds can be used for transportation to or from medical facilities if the transportation is primarily used for, and essential to, medical care.

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