Unlike emergency medical transportation, non-emergency medical transportation is often not covered by insurance. This means that it can be quite expensive for the patient. There are different types of non-emergency medical transportation. Some are designed to transport a patient short distances.

One very common form of non-emergency medical transportation is the cabulance. Cabulances cannot be used to rush someone to the hospital in an emergency situation. However, they are often used to transport a disabled person who is not able to drive themselves. These transports are typically used for short distances. Sometimes, cabulance rides can be somewhat affordable.

Cabulances operate under different names. There are a variety of different cabulance companies. Some companies use cabulance in their names. Others may call the service something else with a similar meaning. The costs do vary considerably. Commonly vans are used for cabulance services.