I can see an entrepreneur who loves helping others. Let me tell you how patient assistance services business idea can be a really low-investment idea to start with.
I have seen many elderly couples around me whose children have settled far away. They are always in the risk of medical emergency and sadly they do not have any reliable helping-hand with them. Some are lucky to have good neighbors but some are not. Apart from that, some of them find people who have the heart to help but not the efficiency or required knowledge. Yes, medical situations do require some knowledge. And not only with the aged people, but the medical emergency can also occur with a person of any age group. One may not necessarily be prepared for such situations. Even if one does, this is something that often breaks a person emotionally. The brain may not work as stable as one planned it to.
If you are someone who has experienced such a situation or have been a helping hand to someone in crises, then you do not need much explanation. You understand the difficulty that one faces. In case you want to be helpful to many, you can adopt the profession of patient assistance services. There is no business as nobler as this. If you have someone old or sick in your family, you already might be having a great of knowledge. Knowledge of good hospitals and their facilities, specialist doctors, medicines, health insurance claim. You can use this knowledge to help others. Even if you don’t have such knowledge, a few months’ research can equip you well for this business.
When and how
You can do it as your side business along with your existing job but with one condition. The condition is the nature of your job must be so that it lets you some liberty. Because medical situation can arise anytime. If you are stuck in a meeting, you may not be able to execute this business properly.
Now, how to proceed with patient assistance business idea? Gather contacts of specialist doctors and specialty hospitals. Gather information about the medicines for special cases. I am not suggesting that you can prescribe medicines to anyone instead I am talking about the information related to the availability of medicines, their manufacturers and costs. Contact someone working in the health insurance industry to gain some knowledge about insurance claim procedure.