Pinaymootang First Nation Health Centre

824 Main Market Road

Fairford, MB, R0C 0X0

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call
204-659-2500

Medical Transportation

 

Modes of Transportation

 3. Modes of Transportation

  • 3.1 The most efficient and economical mode of transportation consistent with the urgency of the situation and the medical condition of the client is to be utilized at all times as approved by FNIH. Clients who choose to use another mode of transportation will be responsible for the difference in the cost between the two.

  • 3.2  When scheduled and/or coordinated medical transportation benefits are provided by FNIH clients who choose to use another mode of transportation will be responsible for the full cost. 

  • 3.3  The following modes of transportation may be utilized for medical transportation benefits:

    • Ground travel

    • Private vehicle

    • Medical Transportation Vehicle

    • Air travel

 

Private Vehicles

When it has been determined by FNIHB that a private vehicle is the most appropriate, efficient and economical means of transportation, the payment of a per kilometre allowance may be authorized for the use of a private vehicle by a client to access medically required health services. 
 

The payment of a private vehicle per kilometre allowance will not be approved when scheduled and/or coordinated medical transportation is available. 

Reimbursement of the per kilometer allowance for the use of a private vehicle will be issued to the client when all eligible justification has been submitted. 

 

Indemnification

Whether Band vehicle and drivers are used to provide medical transportation benefits, FNIHB shall ensure:

  • All medical drivers carry and maintain a valid driving permit and appropriate liability insurance in relation to the carriage of passengers by vehicle; 

  • All medical drivers undergo a screening process, including background checks and references, whereby the general trustworthiness of the driver is assessed, bearing in mind that the driver will not only be operating a motor vehicle, but also entrusted with the transport of medical patients and will frequently be alone with such persons for extended periods; 

  • All vehicles carry and maintain a valid license, registration and appropriate liability insurance in relation to the carriage of passengers by vehicle or other motorized conveyances; 

  • All vehicles used for medical transportation are in good working order, including seat belts and child safety seats, and that all laws applicable to transportation are adhered to by all drivers.

 

 
 

NIHB - TOLL FREE NUMBERS
Medical Transportation   1-877-983-0911
Vision, Pharmacy, Medical Supplies & Equipment  1-800-665-8507
Dental 1-877-505-0835