What is Medical Evacuation?

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Short Answer

Medical Evacuation provides medical transportation to the nearest adequate medical facility in the event of a medical emergency while you are traveling.

More Detail

In the event of a Medical Evacuation, you will first be taken to the nearest medical facility capable of handling whatever illness or injury that you have sustained. If the treating physician determines you need to be sent elsewhere, or return home, Medical Evacuation can then cover those costs. This benefit typically does not guarantee that you will be evacuated home, or to a hospital of your choice.

In addition to Medical Evacuation coverage, this benefit can include coverage for Medical Repatriation and Repatriation of Remains.

Medical Repatriation covers your return to your home country for treatment if it is recommended by the physician treating you and is approved by the provider. Repatriation of Remains arranges for return of deceased remains back to the place of residence.

This information can vary based on the travel insurance policy. Please review the policy certificate to verify coverage. If you have questions about a specific policy, please contact us directly at 800-240-0369. Our customer service representatives are available from 8am to 10pm ET seven days a week and are delighted to help!