London is one of the most visited cities in the world – it has something for everyone. From culture and history to food and nightclubs, the city has a lot to offer for travelers. Although life in London is full of excitement, even Londoners like to travel abroad every now and then. While most people travel to other European countries, many people will go further afield.
Whether you are traveling close to home or overseas, you never know when you might face a medical emergency or even be in need of repatriation/emergency evacuation, so it’s extremely important to take out travel insurance that covers the cost of medical repatriation or evacuation. And when you do, always be sure to check with your insurance company their repatriation policies (whether or not you have any pre-existing medical conditions) specifically in times of the coronavirus pandemic.
Unfortunately, most people who buy travel insurance don’t read the small print of their insurance policy, to see what is covered and what is not, by their insurance company and even less read the finer details of their travel insurance and medical evacuation policy – until there is a medical emergency and they require assistance. We have seen several patients and their family members become very upset after finding out that their insurance does not cover the cost of repatriation to London (or any repatriation cover), or only partially cover the costs of a medical evacuation or repatriation.
Emergency medical treatment in a foreign country is not only expensive but it also may not be of the same standard that you would receive at home be it the level of assistance or the quality of your treatment. For years, we have been offering emergency medevac (medical evacuation) services to people who live in London and require swift transport back home due to their medical conditions. That, no matter the terms of their insurance policy.
What makes us one of the most trusted medical repatriation companies
The biggest reason we are so trusted is our extensive network and the quality of our assistance, which makes it possible for us to get you back home to London in the event of an emergency. Whether you want repatriation to a world-class hospital in London or want to get back to your home in the suburbs, we have the resources to offer you a secure bed-to-bed service and transport.
Some of the London airports we have alliances with are London City, Gatwick, Luton, Heathrow, Stansted and Biggin Hill.
Our air ambulances are equipped with stretchers and life support equipment to provide urgent medical care during the evacuation, if necessary. We have different types of aircraft, including aeroplanes and helicopters. We choose the aircraft depending on the distance to be covered, the patient’s medical condition, the type of care they require, and other factors.
We offer professional, compassionate care to patients as well as to their family members during the journey. Our team will take care of all the paperwork and formalities required to get you back home no matter your travel insurance policy. We are just one call away from all your queries on repatriation costs!
Moreover, Critically ill patients are accompanied by an in-flight team of experienced medical staff who can provide emergency medical care and monitoring to keep the patient stable during long-distance medical flights. Our staff will stay with you until you are under the expert care of medical professionals in a hospital in England.
We also arrange fast, reliable ground transport to take patients from the airport to the hospital or home, without any waiting around. Ambulances are also equipped with essential medical equipment to provide urgent care for critically ill patients in case of an emergency.
Why rely on our assistance?
When you need medical repatriation to London due to an accident, injury or ill-health, you can rely on Medical Air Service to provide the highest-quality care at an affordable price. We have been in the repatriation industry for more than four decades. Our team is well-trained and knowledgeable – we are happy to plan medical repatriation based on your requirements and medical conditions to get you to your home country safely.
Contact us now
We will be happy to send you a quotation within a very short time with or without travel insurance, even in times of covid-19. Please feel free to contact us anytime, day or night – we are available to assist you 24/7. You can reach us: