MedjetAssist Medical Air Transport Review
ConsumersAdvocate.org Rating: 10 / 10 (Excellent)
Why MedjetAssist is our Number 1 Choice
MedjetAssist is our top choice for air-medical transportation services because of their extensive partnership with air carriers offering air ambulance needs and coverage for their members, including those with pre-existing conditions. Members are eligible for transport for as little as 150 miles from their home and have the option of being transported to their home country hospital of choice. Members could be transferred to another hospital of their choice in their home country even if current facilities are considered adequate.
MedjetAssist is a company that provides air ambulance transportation services through its air carrier affiliates. The company does not own or operate any aircraft but only contracts air carriers for delivering air ambulance transportation needs to its members.
MedjetAssist currently partners with 250 private air ambulances in 50 locations across the world. This ensures prompt and quick access to any medical emergency. Minimum aircraft accommodations for one critical patient, up to 2 family members and medical personnel.
MedjetAssist requires all aircraft to be twin engine with a minimum of two certified pilots for each aircraft. All affiliates are also required to comply with MedjetAssist liability insurance policy, ensuring all patients recieve service regardless of air transportation costs.
No costs limits
Covers pre-existing conditions (up to age 75)
Transfer to a home hospital of your choice
Hospitalized more than 150 miles from home – minimum for transfers
No medical necessity – transfer to another hospital of their choice in their home country even when facilities are considered adequate.
Home country hospital of their choice – transport services to another home country hospital. Members could be flown to their home country to their hospital of choice even when adequate facilities are located in a foreign country.
No costs limits – no caps or limits. MedjetAssists covers domestic and international transportation costs period.
What’s included with MedjetAssist:
- Worldwide air medical transport
- Medical referrals
- Medical monitoring/ consultation
- Telephone interpretation
- Emergency message relay
- Legal referrals
- Visa, passport and immunizations
- Travel, health and safety precautions
- Transfer of mortal remains
Medjet Horizon brings you all the benefits of the Classic Medjet Membership plus more. It is a comprehensive travel protection program that lets members call for help sooner. Unlike standard membership programs, requesting for help does not require government-issued mandates.
Medjet Horizon is a global rescue travel protection program does not rely on hard triggers but one that places members in control of their personal safety and security.
Medjet Horizon Benefits
- All medical benefits of Classic Medjet membership
- Travel security and crisis response
- Specialty hospital transfer
- Personal travel advisories
- Cash advance
Travel Security and Response Details
- Political threat
- Violent crime
- Blackmail and extortion
- Wrongful detention
- Kidnap for ransom
There are certain limitations in areas covered particularly those with travel restrictions by the United States Department of State. Regular membership allows up to two medical transport per membership year except for repatriation transports involving multiple enrolled family members requiring simultaneous repatriation. Transport restrictions are imposed for individuals suspected of having or have been diagnosed with Biosafety Class Level 3 and above illnesses or diseases by the Center for Disease Control or the National Institutes of Health.
MedjetAssist comes highly recommended because it offers the best coverage and does not place cost limits on its transport services. It even offers members the option of transferring to a hospital of their choice even when adequate facilities are available in their location. While other companies pose restrictions in terms of facilities to cut their transportation costs, MedjetAssist gives members the freedom to choose their hospital of choice. All in all, MedjetAssist trumps the competition by a good margin in terms of the services it offers.