How does a MedEvac from Europe to the US Work?

Medical Evacuation from Europe to the US

If you or your loved one have been injured or become seriously ill in Europe and need to be transported back to the U.S., a medical evacuation or long-distance air ambulance flight may be necessary.

It’s important to understand the logistics of how these types of flights work to ensure the safest, most efficient way to arrive at your destination facility. Air Ambulance Worldwide specializes in long distance medical air transportation, and we can help you find a solution.

We have been providing high-quality medical care on international emergency flights to patients around the globe since 2004, so we know the ins and outs of international medical evacuations. We’ll handle every detail so that you can get your loved one back to the U.S. and proper medical care as safely and quickly as possible. Our team of experienced professionals will work tirelessly to reduce the stress of international logistics and the insurance process.

How Medical flights from Europe to the US are arranged

From the moment call Air Ambulance Worldwide for a medical evacuation flight from Europe, an expert flight coordinator will be assigned exclusively to your case and will handle every detail of the journey. Our team is available 24/7 and will work with you to determine the quickest and safest option to suit your needs. Your flight coordinator will:

  • Arrange immediate medical assistance and evacuation from the departure location
  • Provide one point-of-contract throughout the entire travel process
  • Determine the location of our specially equipped medical aircraft and get one on route to your location as quickly as possible
  • Assign a team of experienced medical flight pilots to get you to your destination facility in the U.S.
  • Coordinate your extensively trained medical staff; each with years of ICU/CCU experience
  • Have paramedic, orthopedic, pediatric, and geriatric specialists on hand as needed
  • Provide medical reports to the receiving facility and provide continuous updates throughout the process
  • Manage all logistics of the trip, making it as smooth and stress-free as possible
  • Work relentlessly to achieve any insurance coverage reimbursement available

In most cases, a loved one can accompany the patient on their medevac flight to the U.S. at no additional cost.

Flying ICU-Level Care from Europe to the US if Needed

Air Ambulance Worldwide is a mobile intensive care provider with the expertise and experience to provide almost any level of care on a medevac flight, anywhere in the world.

Our dedicated, full-time team of medical experts includes emergency physicians, trauma specialists, paramedics, and nurses who have decades of experience and are trained handle the most advanced levels of medical care during transport. All members of our medical team have years of ICU/CCU or ER experience, so we can staff and equip your flight to accommodate almost any medical condition.

Our spotless safety record has earned us both an ARGUS Gold safety rating as well as EURAMI accreditation.

Navigating the complexities of insurance for a medevac from Europe

With rare exceptions, domestic health insurance plans won’t cover medical costs while traveling abroad and Medicare does not provide coverage for hospital or medical costs outside the United States.

Emergency medical evacuation insurance is generally included in a comprehensive travel insurance plan, but many plans only pay for medical escort services on commercial flights, and most require proof that a medevac is medically necessary in order to cover costs.

Air Ambulance Worldwide has experienced insurance experts on hand that will work hard to ensure that you receive whatever insurance coverage or reimbursement is available to you.

Medevac from Europe to the U.S. Flight Costs

While we can’t guarantee coverage of your expenses, even if you have comprehensive travel or travel medical insurance, we will work tirelessly to achieve any coverage available and limit your out-of-pocket costs.

We quote each medical evacuation flight from Europe to the U.S. individually, and your costs will depend on several factors, including the level of care the patient needs, the distance to be traveled and the current location of our airplanes. Rest assured that our dedicated flight specialists will work with you to generate a medevac quote that is as competitive as possible.

Air Ambulance Worldwide has representatives available 24/7, 7 days a week. Call today for your custom Europe medevac quote.