What is an Air Ambulance?

An air ambulance is an aircraft—usually a helicopter or fixed-wing airplane—outfitted with specialized medical equipment that allows it to transport sick or injured patients quickly, comfortably and efficiently over long distances or to remote areas. Air ambulances are staffed with trained medical personnel, medical devices and monitoring capabilities, and patient-specific medications for inflight care.

How Much Does an Air Ambulance Flight Cost?
Air ambulance evacuations from distant international areas can easily exceed $100,000, and medical evacuations within the U.S. can be upwards of $25,000.

Paying for Air Ambulances and Medical Flights: Medical Evacuation Travel Insurance vs. MedjetAssist Membership Program
MedjetAssist is a membership program, not a medical evacuation insurance plan, travel insurance plan or simply an air ambulance service provider. As a membership program, MedjetAssist offers more services…and better value. Unlike the competition, Medjet arranges medical flight and medical repatriation services for its members, both internationally and domestically.

When travelers entrust Medjet for medical air service, they know they’re in the hands of capable industry professionals who will chart a course to get them from bedside-to-bedside, taking care of them every step of the way. They also know they will never pay more than their membership fee for air medical transport. Insurance and platinum cards often cap monetary benefits for air medical transport at a few thousand dollars, leaving the individual to cover the rest should domestic air ambulance or international air ambulance services become necessary.

If you are a MedjetAssist member and you need air medical transport, all you ever pay is our affordable membership fee. There are no additional costs to worry about and no limits on total air medical transport expenses. We arrange every detail associated with the transport, and our experienced medical team stays with the patient from their original destination, through the air medical transfer and on to their home country hospital of choice.

For more information about Medjet membership programs, please visit our Memberships page.

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