Medical Transportation / Referral

Assist Clients to Medically required Health services, Provide meals and accommodations. To better serve the community Bigstone Referral offers a shuttle service between: Wabasca, Slave Lake and Edmonton. People interested in using the service are asked to call one day in advance to ride the morning shuttle, or call the morning of to ride the evening shuttle.

Bigstone medical transport now has a van that travels daily between wabasca and edmonton monday to friday. There are no transportation services saturday, and only one direct trip on sundays which the van will be picking up clients at 8:00am ~ to arrive in edmonton at 12:30 pm.

  • Assistance with medical transportation costs is provided to access health services when those services cannot be accessed within the community of residence and are not covered by any federal/ provincial program. Taking into consideration the most economical and efficient mode of transportation; the client’s current health status, medical transportation/ reimbursement benefits are provided to the client from point-of-pick-up to point-of-return to the nearest appropriate facility as follows:
  • Referral Van
  • Public transportation
  • Taxi
  • Air Medivac/ Air Ambulance
  • Scheduled Chartered Flights
  • Escort/ Interpreter
  • Meals
  • Accommodations
  • Podiatry Services (Foot Doctor)
  • Bigstone Referral only provides transportation to approved provider services. This does not include podiatry. This is a service that is covered by Alberta Health Services for up to $200.50 per year,Alberta Health Services is the only region in Canada that provides partial coverage; no other region is covered for podiatry services it is the responsibility of the client to pay for such services.
  • Non-health or non-medical benefits such as travel to funeral; compassionate; pick-up/drop off of prescriptions; court-ordered treatment/ assessment, etc.
  • Distant medical facility other than to the nearest facility
  • Medical services that are not listed with Bigstone NIHB
  • Client who self-discharged
  • Travel and related benefits (e.g., meals and accommodation, ambulance) where they are the responsibility of another party or provided as an insured service. Benefit(s) that are/ can be covered by another insurance plan i.e. Motor Vehicle Accidents including ATVs
  • Incarcerated client appointments
  • Out of country appointments
  • Second opinion appointments
  • Provincial/ Federal funded benefits
  • By appointment with a licensed general practitioner
  • By referral to a specialist
  • By appointment/ referral to an approved Medical/ Health facility
Bigstone Medical Transport

SCHEDULES

FARES

  • EDMONTON TO FAWCETT SCHEDULE
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:30 AM PICK UP
  • 9:00 AM DEPART EDMONTON
  • 10:30 AM ARRIVAL AT HUSKY
  • 10:45 AM DEPARTURE
  • 12:15P PM ARRIVAL AT EDMOTNON
  • 12:45 DROP OFFS
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 3:30 PM PICK UP
  • 4:00 PM DEPART EDMONTON
  • 5:30 PM ARRIVAL AT HUSKY
  • 5:45 PM DEPARTURE
  • 7:15 PM ARRIVAL AT EDMOTNON
  • 7:45 DROP OFFS
  • WABASCA TO FAWCETT SCHEDULE
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:30 AM PICK UP
  • 9:00 AM DEPART EDMONTON
  • 10:30 AM ARRIVAL AT HUSKY
  • 10:45 AM DEPARTURE
  • 12:15 PM ARRIVAL AT EDMOTNON
  • 12:45 DROP OFFS
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 3:30 PM PICK UP
  • 4:00 PM DEPART EDMONTON
  • 5:30 PM ARRIVAL AT HUSKY
  • 5:45 PM DEPARTURE
  • 7:15 PM ARRIVAL AT EDMOTNON
  • 7:45 DROP OFFS

Young Adults (Ages 7-15)

WABASCA TO SLAVE LAKE
  • ONE WAY
  • 12.00
  • RETURN TRIP
  • 25.00
WABASCA TO EDMONTON
  • ONE WAY
  • 37.50
  • RETURN TRIP
  • 75.00
SLAVE LAKE TO EDMONTON
  • ONE WAY
  • 30.00
  • RETURN TRIP
  • 60.00
  • Children Ages 0-6 are free to travel, but must be accompanied by a paid adult.​

Adults (16+)

WABASCA TO SLAVE LAKE
  • ONE WAY
  • 25.00
  • RETURN TRIP
  • 50.00
WABASCA TO EDMONTON
  • ONE WAY
  • 75.00
  • RETURN TRIP
  • 150.00
SLAVE LAKE TO EDMONTON
  • ONE WAY
  • 60.00
  • RETURN TRIP
  • 120.00
CALLING LAKE TO WABASCA
  • ONE WAY
  • 60.00
  • RETURN TRIP
  • 100.00
  • NOTE: Please keep in mind that referral clients will have priority for the seats. Any extra seats available will be on a first come first serve basis.