Fame offers non-emergent transportation for locals

Sentinel photo by BRADLEY KREITZER

Robert Knepp loads a wheelchair into a Fame EMS non-emergent transport vehicle at the Fame EMS Granville Township sub-station Wednesday afternoon in the Mifflin County Industrial Park.

GRANVILLE–Some might know that Fame Emergency Medical Service officially began offering ambulance service to Mifflin County in 1928 as part of the Fame Fire Company. But what you may not know is Fame EMS has been offering non-emergent transport service to the area since 1996.

The non-emergent transportation service is available to anyone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to people needing a ride to doctor and medical appointments. The non-emergent transport fleet consists of five side-and-rear-loading vehicles that can accommodate any style of wheelchair. Each vehicle is manned with trained professional staff certified in first aid and CPR and fully equipped to meet paratransit needs for both wheelchairs and litters. Staff will also assist with going up and down stairs and can provide wheelchairs if needed. Fame non-emergent transport service can also accommodate bariatric needs.

The Fame non-emergent transport service will drive customers anywhere they need to go and is available by appointment or at a moments notice. Since insurance will not pay for such a service there is a fee with payment made directly to Fame. The fee for the service is reduced for those with a Fame EMS membership. Service fees go towards Fame EMS ambulance services, paramedics and EMTs.

To make an appointment, learn more about services, rates and payment options call Fame EMS at (717) 248-5553.


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