So, you’re starting to save up for a mobile medical van. But you can’t budget properly without knowing what a mobile medical van will cost in 2023.
Maybe you’re a nonprofit trying to help remote communities get access to basic healthcare. Or, maybe you’re an organization/company that needs to provide non-emergency stretcher patient transportation without calling emergency medical services.
No matter why you need a mobile medical van, if you don’t have one, it’ll be much more difficult to reach your organization’s goals.
You may not be able to provide healthcare to remote communities. Your organization may have to call emergency medical services even if it’s not an emergency–drawing them from where they’re more urgently needed.
At MoveMobility, we know how complicated and confusing it can be to budget for something so expensive.
Which is why in this article, you’ll learn the answers to 6 questions we get asked a lot surrounding mobile medical van costs. Ultimately, you’ll get an idea of what your 2023 budget should look like.
How much does a mobile medical van cost?
Let’s get this question out of the way right off the bat.
Mobile medical vans from MoveMobility can cost between $140,000 to $210,000, which includes the cost of the van, upfit, specialized medical equipment, delivery, and more.
This is the average cost for all four types of mobile medical vans we offer at MoveMobility, including the Mobile Response Van, the Mobile Outreach Van, the Mobile Clinic Van, and the Mobile Mitigation Van.
Each of the four types of mobile medical vans serves a different purpose:
- Mobile Response Van – used for non-emergency responses and patient transfer
- Mobile Outreach Van – mobile consultation unit for outreach programs working with underserved populations
- Mobile Clinic Van – “doctors office on wheels” to deliver health care services in remote and rural communities
- Mobile Mitigation Van – a mobile supervised safe consumption site to prevent overdoses and provide counselling services
There are also other types of mobile medical vehicles, including converted trailers or RVs. View the table below to compare pricing for different types of mobile medical vehicles:
|Type of mobile medical vehicle||Average cost|
|Mobile Medical Vans from MoveMobility||$140,000 to $210,000|
|Trailers and RVs||$45,000 to $450,000|
What drives up the cost of a mobile medical van?
In the automotive market, the actual vehicle frame or body is known as the chassis. Chassis costs have a large impact on the overall price of a mobile medical van because they are the foundation on which the vehicle is built.
Chassis costs go up or down depending on their availability and customer requirements.
Mobile medical van materials
At MoveMobility, our mobile medical vans are made with aluminum upfits which last a long time, whereas mobile medical vans built with more cost effective (but less durable) materials such as plastic or laminate are more prone to wear and tear and don’t last as long.
Mobile medical van components
There are many different components you can add to your mobile medical van that can drive up the cost. These components are:
- Desk space
- Patient bed
- Cab dividers
- Interior finishing
- Lighting systems
- Cabinetry and storage
- Fridge and sink options
- Power and connectivity equipment
- Seating options, such as AutoFloor
- Heating and air conditioning systems
- Custom medical equipment such as stretchers
- Conversion type (Mobile Response, Mobile Clinic, Mobile Outreach, or Mobile Mitigation)
Other costs to consider are:
- Administration costs of purchasing a vehicle
- Transportation and delivery fees
As you can see, many factors affect the price of a mobile medical van, but the biggest factor is what kind of customizations you need.
Simply put: the more sophisticated you need the van to be, the higher the cost.
Why are some mobile medical vans less expensive?
Mobile medical vans are not the only way to provide mobile health services. Some organizations use trailers or large camper-style RVs that are converted to health clinics.
Trailers and RVs may vary from $45,000 to $450,000. Mobile trailers need another vehicle to tow it from location to location, while converted RVs require extensive upfits and often need a specialized driver license to operate.
On the other hand, mobile medical vans can be driven from one location to another easily. Your drivers typically won’t need a specialized drivers license to operate one. Click here to learn what kind of license you need to drive a full size wheelchair van in Canada, province by province.
Overall, the cost of the mobile medical van will depend on what type of vehicle it is (trailer, van, or RV), and what type of upfit is involved.
Are there any “hidden” fees?
Hidden fees are additional charges you may not be aware of when you choose to buy something.
At MoveMobility, we have no hidden fees.
We are transparent about our prices because we know how important honesty is when building a relationship with organizations like yours.
Is the mobile medical van under warranty?
Yes, MoveMobility van conversions are under warranty for 3 years or 60,000 kilometers.
The warranty covers defects in workmanship and materials.
If you’d like to read our warranty policies and procedures, check out this document.
What are my next steps to budget for a mobile medical van in 2023?
You came to this article to learn how much a mobile medical van costs.
Now, you know the price range to budget for so you can afford a mobile medical van in 2023.
For more information on how you can budget for a wheelchair van, talk to a MoveMobility expert now.
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