Bariatric Ambulance Transportation Services

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Bariatric Ambulance Transportation Services

We are proud to be the first private provider in the Northwest area to offer specially designed and custom-made ambulances to transport bariatric clients. The areas we serve include Tomball, Magnolia, The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, and Cypress.

Coastal EMS has two ambulances that are specifically designed and equipped to provide safe, comfortable, and dignified transportation to bariatric patients. Each ambulance can transport patients of any type and can be retrofitted for a bariatric patient in as little as 15 minutes.

Once on scene, the lead paramedic will evaluate the patient while the other team members are setting up the ambulance for the safe transfer of the patient. Deployment of the ramps and equipment usually takes less than ten minutes but we follow the manufacturer safety checks and guidelines.

Our Bariatric Ambulances Features 

  • Tran Safe XRS 2400 system that includes
    • Aluminum ramps rated to 2,400 lb.’s
    • Warn winch rate for 4000 lb.’s
  • Stryker stretcher rated to 1,600 lb.’s
  • Stryker transfer flat*
  • Center mount cot holder

These transports require additional staff and coordination so it is necessary to call in advance, (when possible) to have all the resources on site when they are needed.

Our bariatric transport units are equipped with Stryker Bariatric ambulance cots, capable of safely maneuvering patients weighing from 400 up to 1600 pounds. Additionally, Coastal EMS trains all of our healthcare professionals in the specialized functions of these ambulances to ensure consistency in both maintenance and use.

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