You never think it will happen to you, until it does. Our good friend Sally was on a 14½ flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg last year. Somewhere over the South Atlantic, she felt a bump in her leg, which she quickly surmised was a blood clot. To make a long story short, her worst fear was realized and she landed in Joburg a few hours later with a diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). She was rushed to a local hospital, where she stabilized, and then, thankfully, her MedJetAssist medical evacuation policy kicked in.
We’re huge fans of MedJestAssist for the following reasons:
• They arrange medical transfer for you, the member, regardless of medical necessity
• They allow you to determine to which medical facility to be moved
• They arrange medical transfers back home to the United States, as well as internationally (if desired)
The rules of this annual membership program are if you are hospitalized 150 miles or more from home and meet medical transport criteria, MedjetAssist will arrange air medical transfer to the hospital of your choice in your home country, from virtually anywhere in the world. All you ever pay is your membership fee, which for most travelers is $260.
After a few days in the South African hospital, Sally was assigned an emergency-medical team that included a travel nurse. She was repatriated back to Washington, DC, accompanied by the nurse. Her life was saved. Period.
If you’d like more information about this very cost-effective program, click here for more details.