Medevac – Airevac
Private and reliable international medical evacuation (MEDEVAC or AIREVAC) services for patients hospitalized in a foreign country who cannot be transported by commercial airline or other means and need fixed-wing air ambulance transportation to the nearest appropriate medical facility back to their home country.
As our world expands and more people travel worldwide for studies, careers, visiting family, doing medical tourism, or traveling to further away destinations, the need for MEDEVAC or overseas aeromedical evacuation transportation has become indispensable. AIREVAC or MEDEVAC flights are generally used in critical cases when the patient is too critical to travel by other means or when other means of transport are not practical or safe.
Choosing an air ambulance transportation service with worldwide experience and quality resources is essential to arrange an international medical evacuation.
Air Medical Transport provides global air ambulance patient transportation services through strategic E.M.S. systems of EASA & FAA Part 135 operators and partnerships with networks of credentialed carriers and healthcare providers worldwide. In addition to our US-based carriers, our worldwide network of international transport partners covers (but is not limited to) North America, Central America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
For international long-range missions outside North America coming to the U.S., we provide an advantage over services that are only based locally, which will have to dispatch, fly out, reposition, and rest before positioning the aircraft to pick up and return with the patient. Based on the patient’s medical condition, requirements, and timing for each mission, we provide clients with all available options and utilize the best-positioned, medically configured direct air carrier holding EASA or FAA certificates issued under 14 C.F.R. Part 135. For more details please check Why is Air Medical Transport an Oustanding Option for Worldwide Air Ambulance Transport?
Medical repatriation refers to a service for traveler patients that have been in a foreign healthcare system and can be transported to continue their care to their home country’s familiar healthcare system. Medical repatriation is directly linked to the healthcare system due to the costs associated with providing medical treatment to travelers in case of a medical emergency or returning the patient to their home country for medical treatment after evacuation.
We work with all medical facilities, hospitals, embassies, and consulates around the globe to assist their citizen patients that have become critically ill or injured while away from home. Our team collaborates to ensure a comprehensive placement and expedient return.
Before a patient can be repatriated, whether in North America or elsewhere, if a patient requires medical attention, therapy, or monitoring, a receiving bed and physician must be confirmed. To ensure the continuity of care and obtain a suitable type of bed at an appropriate facility, the patient’s current medical condition and requirements are assessed carefully by the air ambulance and repatriation specialists.
The air ambulance transportation service includes assessing all patient needs such as treatment planning, medical equipment, isolation precautions, and coordination of physician communications. Furthermore, it allows us to maximize the quality of patient care and enable savings for the sending facility.
Our clients and family members are provided with ongoing status updates. We ensure that each case is handled with the highest level of professionalism.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDEVAC
What is Air Medical Evacuation?
Air Medical Evacuation, also known as AIREVAC or MEDEVAC, is a transportation service that uses a medically equipped aircraft to move patients requiring critical care from one location to another.
Who needs Air Medical Evacuation services?
Air Medical Evacuation services are often required for patients who are critically ill or injured or those who require specialized medical attention that is not available at their current location.
These patients can include individuals who have suffered severe trauma, have a medical condition that requires specialized treatment or are in a remote location.
How does Air Medical Evacuation work?
Air Medical Evacuation services typically involve a team of medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, and paramedics, who accompany the patient during transport. The aircraft used for transportation is equipped with medical equipment, including ventilators, defibrillators, and other life-saving equipment. The medical team monitors the patient’s vital signs and provides medical care throughout the transport.
Does insurance cover Air Medical Evacuation?
Many insurance plans cover Air Medical Evacuation services. However, verifying with your insurance provider to determine what is covered is essential. Air Medical Evacuation can be expensive, but the cost of the service is often covered by insurance when deemed medically necessary.
How do I request Air Medical Evacuation services?
Air Medical Evacuation services can be requested by contacting us here. Our team will work with you to coordinate the transport, including arranging the necessary medical staff, equipment, and jet aircraft.
How long does it take to arrange Air Medical Evacuation services?
The time to arrange Air Medical Evacuation services can vary depending on the location and the patient’s condition. Our team coordinates the transport as quickly and efficiently as possible while ensuring that all necessary medical precautions are taken.