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Health Care Escorts

To help you get where you need to go.

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When you’re unable to take your loved one to or from an appointment, or when you need someone to accompany you home after a procedure, a health care escort from VNS Health can make sure you or your loved one get where you need to go in a safe and timely manner. 

What Is a Health Care Escort?

Health care escorts, sometimes called medical escorts, appointment companions, or health escorts, are certified home health aides that will take your loved one to and from medical appointments. They will make sure your loved one arrives at appointments safely and on time and then bring them home. 

Health care escorts are also available when you or your loved one are legally required to have someone bring them home following a procedure. 

For nonmedical transportation, health care escorts are also an excellent option. Whether your loved one wishes to see a movie, attend a wedding, or celebrate a birthday, our health care escorts will make sure they get to and from their destination safely.

When Should I Use a Health Care Escort?

  • General medical and dental appointments
  • Hospital discharges or outpatient procedures that legally require assistance getting home
  • Same-day surgical procedures
  • Medical tests 
  • Nonmedical trips, such as going to the theater, lunch with friends, or parties 

Health care escorts are available with as little as 24 hours notice. This means that whether you are planning far ahead or scheduling for tomorrow, our health care escorts are ready to support you and your loved one.

Health care escorts are a private-pay service, which means they are not covered by health insurance.

Learn more about our health care escorts or book a service

How Health Care Escorts Work with Your Loved One’s Care Team

Our health care escorts are committed to the safety and well-being of your loved one as they take them to and from destinations. 

Health care escorts are trained to care for your loved one, including in the event of a medical emergency. If a concern should arise, health care escorts are prepared to take steps to ensure your loved one’s safety.  

From medical appointments to personal commitments, your loved one has places to be — and they need a way to get there. Whether you are unable to be there or simply need some extra support, VNS Health offers a way to make sure your loved one gets to and from their destinations safely.

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Get more information about health care escort services.

Or give us a call at 1-888-735-8913 to speak with a VNS Health team member.

Speak with a VNS Health team member about health escort services.