Your Top 5 Medical Travel Questions Answered

Posted on Thu, May 25, 2017

When you or your loved one needs immediate medical attention, life flighting the patient might be the best option available. Air ambulances can get someone in need the attention they so desperately need in a fraction of the time. However, you may have a few questions about how air ambulances work, who can accompany the patient, where you can travel and more. We are here to put your mind at ease and give you the quick answers you need about using a life flight air ambulance.

1. How Does a Medical Air Ambulance Work?

Travel_Questions_10837-(1).jpgThe process is quite simple for the family and patient involved. No matter what stage of the flight, the patient will always be attended to. The patient will be escorted from their hospital room, taken to the ambulance, transported, and securely delivered to their destination. The goal of the air ambulance is to give the patient and family peace of mind knowing that their loved one will be safe throughout the entirety of travel.

2. What Type of Medical Attention is Provided?

There may be a few different flight options available depending on the current status of the patient. Each medical professional is accredited and trained for ambulance accompaniment. Flights arranged by AMR Air Ambulance are staffed by an experienced registered flight nurse, respiratory therapist, licensed paramedic and/or other medical professionals, depending on the specific needs of the patient. Flight physicians are available when requested.

3. Will I Be Able To Fly Anywhere That I Need to Receive Care?

Travel_Questions_10499-(2).jpgAir Ambulances can travel anywhere in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, Asia, Middle East and the Pacific Rim. Take a look at our travel location listing to ensure that your destination is approved for travel. We do our absolute best to accommodate as many passengers as possible.

4. Can My Family Accompany Me on My Flight?

Often times, family members are allowed to ride with the patient to their destination. Just keep in mind that there is limited space on an air ambulance flight. Additional companions or luggage may not be permitted given the intimate quarters of the flight. The space within the aircraft is specifically designed to give maximum comfort to the patient in need. The patient is always a first priority before anything else.

5. What Payment Options Are Available?

AMR will discuss options with you and find the flight that is a perfect fit for your situation. Depending on the aircraft service chosen, some may simply provide transport to and from the location. AMR not only accounts for life flight, but also includes ground transport directly to the desired location. This cost is included in any estimate provided by AMR.

First, check with your insurance provider to ascertain whether or not air ambulance costs will be covered under your current plan. There may be a copay or deductible required before air ambulance services can be provided.

Any uncovered costs may be paid with major credit cards. AMR accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club. In addition, certified check, bank wire transfer, and cash are also options available. Our goal is to make the process as simple as possible for all those involved.

Choosing an air ambulance can be undoubtedly stressful for all those involved. So, in your time of need we want to make your decision is as quick and painless as possible. That is why AMR air ambulance representatives are ready to answer every question you might have about your flight.


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