Medical Escort via Air
Medical Air Escort is a great alternative if the patient is in stable enough condition to sit during take-off and landing and has a limited need for oxygen. The patient flies comfortably in First Class or Business Class on a major commercial airline and is under constant care of at least one member of the U.S. Air Ambulance medical team. If the departing and arrival cities are major hubs for the airlines, direct flights of relatively short duration are often available.
An additional benefit: the cost of this medical transport service is significantly less than air ambulance service via private aircraft.
Contact U.S. Air Ambulance and discuss your patient's condition with our Patient Transport Specialists to determine if your patient is a good candidate for Medical Air Escort. Call us at 800-633-5384.
Ideal candidates include those patients with:
- Behavioral health disorders
- Neurological injuries
- Orthopedic injuries
- Minor ambulatory issues
Our Air Medical Service includes handling of all travel details
Prior to the trip, our Patient Transport Specialists and Medical Team work with you to develop an itinerary that meets the needs of the patient. We'll research the flight options, and after reviewing the itinerary with you, we purchase the airline tickets. We'll also arrange all ground travel to and from the airport.
Prior to the flight, our medical team does a complete physical assessment of the patient to ensure physical condition is stable enough for airline travel.
During the trip, RNs and Paramedics are constantly in attendance, to ensure the comfort and safety of the patient during the commercial flight. They help with direct assistance during airport check-in, security clearances, aircraft boarding and de-planing. They also provide all medical care, including the administering of medications, and assistance with meals, hygiene, mobility, and other care issues.
Once the trip is complete, we "close the loop" by handling these post trip details. We'll conduct a post-trip medical assessment and provide a verbal report on the patient's current condition once we arrive at the receiving facility. Our medical team will stay with the patient until he/she is in the capable hands of personnel at the receiving facility. We follow up by completing and submitting all required paperwork.
Other Medical Transport Options Include: