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Air Ambulance Information for US Citizens Traveling Abroad


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For 24 Hour Air Ambulance Help-Desk Information
Call 
800-863-0312 or 941-536-2002

This information is adapted directly from the US State Department's
Air Ambulance web page. Some information may require updating.

 

A US consular officer can assist in locating air ambulance services and informing family or friends if such a need arises. If an American citizen becomes seriously ill or injured abroad, the only option may be air ambulance transportation back to the US.

A listing of addresses and telephone numbers of U.S. embassies and consulates abroad is contained in Key Officers of Foreign Service Posts . This publication may be obtained through the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Also available from the Government Printing Office is Health Information for International Travel by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

There is also a service, American Air Ambulance, which will answer virtually any questions regarding air ambulances, how they work, what the cost is, who can be transported, etc. To reach this service, call 800-863-0312 or 941-536-2002.

Before going abroad, you should learn what medical services your health insurance will cover overseas.  Very few will pay for your medical transport evacuation back to the United States. Medical evacuation can easily cost $10,000 and up, depending on your location and medical condition. If your health insurance policy provides air ambulance coverage outside the United States, remember to carry both your insurance policy identity card as proof of such insurance and a claim form.

For detailed information on physicians abroad, the authoritative reference is The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists published for the American Board of Medical Specialists and its certifying member boards. This publication should be available in your local library. U.S. embassies and consulates abroad maintain lists of hospitals and physicians. Major credit card companies also can provide the names of local doctors and hospitals abroad.

Some countries require foreign visitors to have inoculations or medical tests before entering. Before traveling, check the latest entry requirements with the foreign embassy of the country to be visited.

Click here for Emergency Information

Click here for Lists of Doctors/Hospitals abroad

Click here for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Click here for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Traveler's Health

Click here for Complete List of Air Ambulance Services

Click here for Worldwide Air Ambulance questions and answers.


Several private organizations will provide medical information and insurance for overseas travelers. Most charge a fee for this service. For a complete list, visit list of air ambulance services.

TRAVEL INSURANCE COMPANIES

U.S.-based Companies

ACCESS AMERICA, INC.
Richmond, VA
866-807-3982

ASA, INC.
International Health Insurance
Phoenix, AZ
888-ASA-8288

AXA ASSISTANCE
Bethesda, MD
301-214-8200

CLEMENTS INTERNATIONAL
Washington, DC
800-872-0067 / 202-872-0060
http://www.clements.com
e-mail: info@clements.com

CSA TRAVEL PROTECTION
San Diego, CA
888-873-5484
http://www.csatravelprotection.com

HEALTH CARE GLOBAL
(also known as MEDHELP or WALLACH & COMPANY or HEALTHCARE ABROAD)
Middleburg, VA
800-237-6615 / 540-687-3166

HIGHWAY TO HEALTH
Fairfax, VA
703-322-1515
(Also provides destination-based travel health information for cities worldwide.)

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GROUP (IMG)
Indianapolis, IN
800-628-4664 / 317-655-4500


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Lists of Doctors/Hospitals abroad
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Traveler's Health
Complete List of Air Ambulance Services
Air Ambulance and International Patient Transportation Services
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This page was adapted from the US Department of State. Supplemental air ambulance information has been added.