Emergency Medical Transport Can Be a Lifesaver
by Madi M.
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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Imagine this – you’re on a relaxing vacation a thousand miles from home without a care in the world when disaster strikes. A tourist on a moped crashes into you sending you to the hospital where you discover that you have a broken leg that requires a full cast. You have to end your trip early, get hit with a huge bill, and can’t safely fly on a commercial airline home. What do you do?
The cost of medical transportation from a vacation-gone-wrong regularly exceeds $10,000 for domestic travel and tops $100,000 for international trips, depending on the extent of the injury or illness. One recent traveler to Cabo San Lucas slipped and fell resulting in a fracture. Air transportation home to Newport Beach, CA for surgery cost $18,620 – and that’s before the cost of the operation.
Travel Insurance vs. Air-Medical Transportation
Credit cards and travel insurance are structured to pay for transportation to a local hospital they deem medically adequate for treatment. But, they don’t cover the cost of getting home to your trusted doctor.
Don’t let an accident leave you with a mountain of debt. For as little as $100, you can sign up for a global air-medical transport membership that will cover all of your costs to get home.
If you are hospitalized 150 miles or more from home and meet medical transport criteria, MedjetAssist will arrange air medical transfer to the hospital of your choice in your home country, from virtually anywhere in the world. All you ever pay is your membership fee.
On top of that Medjet will find you a doctor for immediate treatment wherever you are, translation services, a legal referral, and nurse-aid for the trip home if necessary.
MedjetAssist allows you to enroll yourself, or your family, for as few as 8 days or as long as 5 years. You can travel as often as you like and choose between international and domestic coverage. That means you can get a membership that fits your travel style and your budget.
You can also add additional safety and security measures to any MedjetAssist memberships by signing up for MedjetHorizon. With MedjetHorizon, members will receive travel security and crisis response services benefits. If you encounter any safety or security threats while traveling, you'll be protected by MedjetHorizon.
Your protection is not triggered by government-issued mandates, so you can access Medjet'stravel security network for an in-country response 24/7. Add MedjetHorizon to your plan today.
Read Member Dr. Pamela McLain's Story:
“I was trying to squeeze in one last ski run before sunset [when] I hit a mogul that sent me spinning through the air...My leg shattered into 12 pieces.
I was taken to a nearby medical facility where they performed emergency surgery. I wanted so badly to be back at my home hospital and under the trusted advisement of my personal physician. My husband made the call to MedjetAssist and they took over.
As a doctor, I am accustomed to dealing with a lot of red tape and delays from insurance companies. This was not the case with MedjetAssist. Every contact I had was kind, compassionate and amazingly helpful. MedjetAssist made all the arrangements. They offered to take me to any specialist anywhere in the world. I chose to go home where I could heal under my own doctor’s care, close to my family and my friends.”
Prepare yourself before your next big trip. Learn more about MedjetAssist’s premiere global air-medical transport membership and protect yourself.