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MedjetAssist - Aviation News

In Case of Emergency

An ambulance and an aircraft for MedjetAssist, the medical emergency membership program

Seasoned travelers know that no matter how much planning is done prior to taking a trip, unexpected disruptions can occur. Of course, getting injured or becoming seriously ill is usually the last thing on anyone's mind while jetting off on a vacation or business trip. If it does happen, however, a MedjetAssist membership card could be a lifesaver … literally.

A supplemental protection membership (like AAA), MedjetAssist comes to the aid of members hospitalized more than 150 miles from home, arranging an air-medical transport to a home-country hospital of choice. The cost of a regular individual membership (available to residents of the United States, Canada and Mexico who travel domestically and internationally) starts at $260 annually ($395 for families), with short-term memberships as low as $99. The rate seems nominal when you consider the fact that air medical evacuation usually costs tens of thousands of dollars.

MedjetAssist evacuations have included transports from Honduras to Columbus, Ohio, and from Uganda to Taylorsville, North Carolina. With the shrinking U.S. dollar and rising gas prices, more and more Americans are choosing to travel stateside. In response to the growing trend in domestic travel, the company also offers a domestic membership program for those traveling within the continental United States, at a lower rate of $185 annually.

Tailored membership options are also available for seniors, expatriates and students. MedjetAssist has grown since 1998 from 5,800 members to more than 120,000 and is the exclusive provider of worldwide air ambulance and medical repatriation services for AARP.

For more information visit the MedjetAssist official website


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