2 transports per year
Medical Evacuation can provide coverage for transportation of a traveler to the nearest adequate medical facility in the event of a medical emergency during their trip. Repatriation can transport a traveler’s remains back home.
Subject to limitations on services described herein, when a Medjet Member becomes hospitalized as an inpatient due to illness or injury while traveling 150 miles or more from his or her Residence Address as defined herein, Medjet will arrange for medical transportation and repatriation services to the hospital of the Member’s choice in the Member’s Home Country.
Affiliate aircraft used for the medical transport of Medjet Members are fully equipped intensive care aircraft staffed with specially trained medical teams. However, if the Member’s condition permits, the Member will be transported by scheduled commercial airline while in the care of a Medjet-authorized medical escort.
Medical Transport Services
Medjet medical transport services are available to any Member who qualifies for medical transport services in accordance with these Rules and Regulations, is hospitalized as an inpatient 150 miles or more from his or her Residence Address, and is accepted as a patient into an available inpatient bed by an admitting physician at the hospital of the Member’s choice in the Member’s Home Country.
Medjet medical transport services are not available to a Member with mild lesions, simple injuries such as sprains, simple fractures, or mild illnesses that can be treated by local doctors and do not prevent the Member from continuing his or her trip or returning home without medical attention.
Both the originating and receiving hospitals must be accessible by ground ambulance to transport the Member to and from an airfield capable of accommodating Medjet-authorized aircraft (in the case of a medical transport via medically dedicated air transport) or commercial aircraft (in the case of medical transport via commercial airline in the care of a Medjet-authorized commercial medical escort).
Due to the limited medical facilities and testing available on cruise ships, the Member must be admitted to a hospital on shore before scheduling medical transport to another hospital.
The time frame for medical transport is dependent on affiliate aircraft availability, required permits and visas for the respective countries and any other factors that may be beyond Medjet’s control.
Members must have proper documentation to return to their country of residence.Medjet is not responsible for obtaining these documents in the event of a request for transport.
B. Commercial Medical Escort Service
Medjet will arrange for medical transport via commercial airline in business class if available in the care of a Medjet-authorized commercial medical escort if: (1) the Member requires continued inpatient hospitalization; (2) the remaining inpatient hospitalization can be completed at a hospital of the Member’s choice in the Member’s Home Country; and (3) the Member can be returned by commercial airline in the care of a Medjet-authorized commercial medical escort.
One (1) traveling companion may accompany each Member being transported via scheduled commercial airline, at no additional cost, via economy class.
C. Medically Dedicated Air Transport Service
Medjet will arrange for medical transport via medically dedicated air transport on a Medjet-authorized aircraft if: (1) the Member requires continued inpatient hospitalization; (2) the remaining inpatient hospitalization can be completed at a hospital of the Member’s choice in the Member’s Home Country; and (3) the Member is unable to return via commercial airline in the care of a Medjet-authorized commercial medical escort.
One (1) traveling companion may accompany each Member being transported on a Medjet-authorized aircraft during a medically dedicated air transport, at no additional cost, provided space is available and the Member’s care will not be compromised.
While Medjet makes every effort to accommodate its Members, due to limited space available on medical aircraft, the Member and any accompanying passenger are limited to one small carry-on bag each.
D. Transport Criteria
All arrangements for medical transport and repatriation will be made by Medjet.
Decisions regarding the urgency of the case, the best timing and the most suitable means of transportation will be made by Medjet after consultation with the local attending physician.
Medical Assessment – Medjet will require a Medical Assessment in order to determine membership benefits and stability for transport. The Medical Assessment requires a consultation between the Member’s treating physician, who will provide a final or interim diagnosis that will require continued inpatient hospitalization, and a Medjet physician, who will review and evaluate the treating physician’s diagnosis in order to determine the Member’s transport requirements.
A Member must be medically stable for medical transport.
Assuming all other medical transport criteria are met, a Member who is initially considered medically unstable for transport to the hospital of the Member’s choice in the Member’s Home Country may first be transported to the nearest appropriate medical facility for initial stabilization. After this initial stabilization, Medjet will arrange continued transport to the hospital of the Member’s choice in the Member’s Home Country if the Member continues to meet medical transport criteria.
Specialty Hospital Transfer
Only Medjet Members with a continuous active membership without lapse since April 1, 2008, have access to the following Medjet specialty hospital transfer service: Subject to limitations on services described herein, when a Medjet Member (up to age 75) becomes hospitalized as an inpatient due to illness or injury while traveling less than 150 miles from his or her residence address as defined herein, and the attending physician and Medjet physician agree that medical treatment or procedures required for the Member’s care are not available at the current facility, Medjet will arrange medical transportation to a specialty hospital of the Member’s choice for continued treatment in the Member’s home country as long as the specialty hospital is more than 150 miles from the Member’s
residence address on file.
TRANSPORT OF MORTAL REMAINS
In the event of a Member’s death while traveling 150 miles or more away from the registered primary Residence Address, Medjet will arrange and pay reasonable and customary charges up to $6,000 for the preparation and return of the Member’s remains to the Member’s home country. These charges will be at the sole discretion of Medjet.
This membership benefit includes:
• Domestic and international paperwork fees
• Preparation of the Member’s remains for transport
• Transport container
• Ground and airline transport from the referring funeral home to the Home Country funeral home of choice for the Member’s remains
• One death certificate