If you’re in need of an air ambulance, you might be hesitant to book because you’re concerned about the cost. While it’s true that air ambulances aren’t cheap, we’re here to help you understand what you’re paying for and get you an air ambulance quote that makes sense.
What is an air ambulance?
When you are on holiday or traveling for work or to visit friends and family or for any other reason, there’s a chance you might fall ill or get injured. We don’t like to think about such terrible events, but they do happen, and if they do, you might need to travel home to get long term medical care. Or you might be in a situation where you’re at home dealing with a difficult medical condition, and you need to travel to visit a specialist or be near a support group of friends and relatives who live somewhere far from you. In either case, you might need to utilize an air ambulance to ensure that you have the appropriate medical care in case something happens while you’re on your journey.
An air ambulance is, simply put, an aircraft specially equipped to transport medical patients. It typically comes in two varieties, a private ambulance jet outfitted with the latest medical equipment or a commercial airliner with space designated to accommodate a medical traveler.
The less expensive method of air ambulance travel is using a commercial airliner. If a patient’s condition is stable and they are able to travel lying down, arrangements will be made to remove some seats from a scheduled flight and put up a privacy screen to create a space where the patient can travel on a stretcher accompanied by medical staff.
The other option is to utilize a private air ambulance jet, which is more expensive, but provides the best in-flight medical care and the shortest lead times. A private jet also provides more space if a patient needs a large medical team to accompany them or wishes to have several family members or close friends travel with them. Contact our team today to discuss your specific needs and to get a quote for the appropriate air ambulance to match your situation.
What air ambulance services will my insurance cover?
Insurance often covers some cost of medical travel, but every situation is different depending on the patient’s insurance provider, plan, and country of residence. Some insurance plans cover all costs associated with an air ambulance, and some plans only cover those services they deem necessary. It’s important when getting your air ambulance quote to understand how much of the final costs will be covered by your insurance.
To get more information, reach out to your insurance provider and ask them which air ambulance services, if any, your plan covers. If your coverage isn’t satisfactory, you may also be able to add special coverage for medical travel. You can also contact our team to discuss your air ambulance options. We can even help you navigate the process of lodging an insurance claim and give you an indication of the likelihood of your insurance covering the costs.
If your plan doesn’t cover the costs of an air ambulance, and you’re unable to add special coverage, don’t worry. We do not require proof of insurance or membership with any particular insurance provider or plan. We will transport you to get the treatment you need even if the insurance company refuses to cover the air ambulance costs or questions whether you are fit to fly.
How we calculate your air ambulance quote
If your insurance doesn’t provide coverage for air ambulance services, or if they only cover part of the cost, you’ll want to know what goes into calculating the costs and what you’ll pay for. As each patient’s situation is different, we can’t provide a flat service cost chart. Each situation will be calculated on an individual basis to ensure we meet your medical and financial needs. Several factors contribute to the final cost calculation, including:
- The distance covered and route taken
- The patient’s state of health
- The number of friends and family accompanying the patient
- The type of air ambulance required
- The lead time of your request
To discuss your air ambulance needs and to get a quote, contact us today.
Why book with Medical Air Service?
Medical Air Service is dedicated to providing the best possible in-flight medical care at the most affordable price. With our fleet of well-equipped aircraft and tie-ups to major airports and smaller airfields, we offer top-quality air ambulance service all over the world. We also have an experienced team of medical staff to ensure you have the care you need to travel safely and comfortably. Our team is available 24/7 for consultation on air ambulance quotes, services, and planning. We can even help you arrange ground transport and plan your travel to get you exactly where you need to go.
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