When a patient or family member has a medical emergency abroad, they may require an air medical evacuation, often referred to as medevac or medivac, to safely transport them back home where you can ensure they’re receiving the best level of care. With Global Air Ambulance, we guarantee that exceptional level of care starts with us. Wherever your patient is, and wherever they need to go, we are ready to assist you.
Challenges of Medical Evacuation
No one anticipates an injury or illness or medical trauma to occur while traveling, working, or studying abroad. And nothing is more difficult than trying to deal with language barriers and differing standards of care on top of the stress of a loved one’s illness. At Global Air Ambulance we work with specialized medical translators to complete our pre-flight evaluation of your patient’s medical condition and to carry out in-depth consultations with the doctors and nurses at the sending hospital. If you have experienced difficulty communicating with the medical staff treating your patient, trust Global Air Ambulance and our experienced medical translators to get your questions answered.
Our dedicated flight coordinators will arrange every aspect of the transport, including visas for the medical staff and ground transportation abroad and at home. Once you trust us with your patient’s air medical evacuation, you can rest assured that we will attend to every detail of the transport so that you can focus on what’s important, the comfort and health of your loved one.
When Your Patient Isn’t Getting the Care They Need
We often hear from family members who are troubled by the standard of care their patient is receiving where they are. Depending on where a patient is when a medical emergency strikes, there might not be a facility within driving distance that can provide adequate care. On top of that, language difficulties can make it challenging to communicate with medical professionals, and sometimes families might feel that their patient isn’t receiving the level of care that their situation demands.
We understand that you want to be able to communicate with doctors and nurses and see that loved one is comfortable and well cared for. At Global Air Ambulance, we specialize in bringing your family member or patient home, so that you can ensure they get the medical care they need. And we promise that high standard of care begins with our experienced medical crew.
With Medevac, Time Is of the Essence
When a critically ill patient is in urgent need of air medical evaluation, a rapid response is crucial. That’s why we are ready, 24 hour a day 7 days a week, to arrange your medevac flight and bring your patient home. At Global Air Ambulance, we will begin the process as soon as you call, and depending on your patient’s location, the preparations can be arranged in as little as a day.
Many patients and family members choose medical repatriation because of the cost of international medical care. Some countries have high levels of care at prices similar to what one would pay at home. In many countries though, this is not the case. You or your patient may end up incurring medical debt that accumulates throughout your stay, while still not receiving the level of care you require. If your loved one is in this situation, it may be in their best interest to schedule a medical evacuation as soon as possible, so that they can receive the proper level of care at a trusted, in-network facility.
Does My Family Member Qualify for Medevac?
Even if your patient requires critical care, they likely qualify for medevac. Our medically configured jets have the same equipment and capabilities as an ICU, meaning we’re able to provide your patient with the exceptional care you expect, in the air as well as on the ground. Our experienced, med flight trained nurses and paramedics specialize in providing unparalleled medical care throughout the medical transportation process, bedside to bedside. Our team also includes flight respiratory therapists, anesthesiologists, and doctors in critical care medicine, so whatever the needs or your patient, we are ready to accommodate them.
We know that a medical emergency abroad can happen when you least expect it. That's why we're here for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Call us now to arrange your medevac transport.