Non-emergency Medical Transport Services

Our Services

Hi, my name is Kari Anderson, founder and owner of CARE E ME non-emergency medical transportation. CARE E ME opened in 2010 to combine two personal passions: caring for people and community involvement. Having had a family member who was wheelchair dependent, I learned the importance of human integrity. Transitions can create anxiety for people who lose their mobility and independence. Ideally, their families would help them with their transportation challenges, but in their absence our kindhearted and compassionate service team will take their place.

From a single van, CARE E ME has grown to a fleet of five vehicles serving the Skagit Valley and beyond. We are licensed and bonded using only quality equipment for your safety and clean vehicles for your comfort. We enjoy personal, reliable, and trusting relationships throughout the communities we serve. Although we have grown beyond our expectations, our service philosophy remains unchanged: to treat all of our clients as we would want to be treated ourselves.

Services

  • Medical Appointments
  • Hospital Discharges
  • Home Visits
  • Weddings
  • Funerals
  • Airport

Our non-emergency medical services also include airport and out-of-state transfers and car/walk-on services. Wheelchairs and child seats are available at $10 per use, and family members or attendants are welcome free of charge.

We also service the San Juan Islands.

  • Local

    CARE E ME is a family owned and operated business. Our business philosophy is based on our passions for community involvement and caring for people, and we take great pride in the relationships we’ve formed over the years with Skagit Valley residents and businesses.

  • Professional

    We offer prompt and reliable service from fully certified and courteous drivers. Our wheelchair lifts are ADA-compliant, we use quality equipment, and clean vehicles for your comfort.

  • Compassionate

    We serve elderly, disabled, and special needs passengers, and our entire staff is committed to their safety and comfort. We serve as surrogate family members when our customers’ families are unable to meet their loved ones’ transportation needs, and we take this responsibility to heart.

Our Team

Our certified service team puts the “passion” in “compassion.” Besides passing a strict background check and having a near perfect driving record, our drivers are selected on the basis of their customer care skills. We don’t just go door-TO-door, but door-THROUGH-door if clients require additional levels of assistance. You have to have a heart for this business, and our service team can always be counted upon to “go the extra mile” to ensure the safety, comfort, and happiness of our customers.

Pricing

Wheelchair Transfers

  • $35 pick-up one way
  • $3.75 per mile
  • $50 minimum fee
  • $15 fee added for hospital discharges
  • Holiday/After Hours, add 25%
  • Reduced/Flat rates available for long distance transfers
  • Waiting fees applied if the driver waits for more then 10 minutes to begin the loading process

Car Transfers

  • $15.00 Pick-up fee one way, within Mount Vernon
  • $20.00 Pick-up fee one way, outside Mount Vernon
  • $3.25 a mile
  • $5 fee for w/c trunk storage each trip
  • Holiday/After Hours, add 25%
  • Reduced/Flat rates available for long distance transfers
  • Waiting fees applied if the driver waits more then 5 minutes at pick-up location

15% Discount for all Military and Police force. Active or retired.
All Forms of Payment Accepted

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday: 6:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday: 9:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Prescheduled 24/7 Service Available

Testimonials

This summer I faced a particularly tricky medical transport problem, involving my 96-year old father who needed to be moved from the Pacific Northwest to the Bay Area in California. Given his many physical and cognitive disabilities, he could not make the trip by air. CARE E ME Transportation worked with me and my family closely to develop a suitable plan for my father’s transport. This involved endless creative thinking and problem solving, at which Ms. Anderson excelled. She was reliably pleasant, efficient, and professional over many weeks of conversation. The eventual move went smoothly, and my relatives were all delighted with the service Ms. Anderson had offered us. I cannot recommend Ms. Anderson and her company highly enough.

-A.M. Blackburn

I want to thank you for safely and efficiently transporting my mother from a San Juan Island, Washington nursing facility to Orange County, California. It is a very long trip, and she keeps mentioning to me how she was really impressed with your driving skills! I really appreciate the way you provided professional, friendly service while considering her comfort needs. I also appreciate your staying and unloading the van at the new facility on arrival and making sure she was settled in before leaving. I was very apprehensive about sending her on such a long journey, but you made the process flow seamlessly. I am happy to recommend your company to any families in need of safe reliable transportation for their loved ones.

-Linda C.

Kari, your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. If the world had more people like you it would be a better place. You are someone who truly cares! Thank you!

-Eva's Family

Kari from the beginning has provided a great service and has helped Mira Vista Care Center many times and has become a familiar face to staff and residents. Kari started from scratch a service that was needed in the community, providing transport and care when other companies have been unable to accommodate. Kari’s interaction with patients has been impressive with her kind, friendly and professional manner. I have heard several of our patients/residents comment on how good the service was and how friendly she is.

-Krista Zieber

Kari was wonderful. I needed to get home from the hospital after knee surgery and get up the 7 steps into my house. Kari changed her personal plans on a Saturday so that she could be available to help with this wheelchair transfer. I cannot say enough about how thankful I am for all they did to make the transition from hospital to home go smoothly.

-B. Carnahan

CARE E ME is fantastic, and Keri is the BEST! Came out in under 30 minutes when I had to get my dad to the hospital, and she was so nice, fast, and kind to my dad. She cranked the heater in her van for him even though she was melting! :) Such a sweet person, and such a great service!!

-F. Good