Patient Transport

Patient Transport Service

Some patients will need special transport which is provided by the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) through its Patient Transport Service.

The criteria for Patient Transport are that you:

  • need the skills of an ambulance care assistant during your journey
  • have a clinical condition that means it could be harmful or detrimental to your medical condition to travel by public transport
  • have a condition or disability that makes it difficult or undesirable to travel by any other means
  • have a medical condition that means you must have an escort to travel with you to your appointment

If you meet the criteria you may be eligible for ambulance transport. You need to contact the Scottish Ambulance Service no more than 28 days before your appointment between 9:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday on 0300 123 1236.

Should you then need to cancel your appointment please remember to also cancel any transport that has been arranged.

Patient Transport Service