No one thinks it will happen to them, but one in thirty trips end in a medical emergency or safety concern. Whether it’s an unexpected medical issue like a stroke, or a slip and fall, or (perhaps everyone’s biggest worry these days) coming down with COVID, having the right travel coverage is priceless.

A medical transport membership like Medjet makes sure you get home for treatment and recovery, rather than being “stuck” in a hospital far away. It provides hospital-to-hospital, bedside-to-bedside transport to a hospital of your choice at home, regardless of medical necessity.

A Catastrophe in Cairo: Jeannie’s Story

For Tom and Jeannie, Medjet made all the difference in getting the proper care after an unfortunate accident overseas…

“We joined Medjet after a bad experience woke me up to the fact that things can happen on trips. On a trip to Vietnam, I took an excursion in the sidecar of a motorcycle. The motorcycle and the sidecar went off the road that’s about 7 ft above the rice paddy, and I flipped over and plunged headfirst into 2-3 feet of water. The program I was involved in for evacuation told me, “we don’t know where we would take you, but we know we’re not going to pay for it.” That was the first thing I heard, and I knew I had the wrong coverage. I did some research after my accident and I found Medjet, and I was so grateful that we had it in Cairo.”

While exploring the pyramids, Jeannie slipped on the granite and broke her hip and her wrist. At the hospital (“it was filled with cats!” said Tom), Tom and Jeannie decided to call Medjet.

“They said they would call us back and tell us when the jet could come for us. So I’m in the hospital bed, and in come the paramedic and Registered Nurse from Florida. They came right over to the side of the bed, and the paramedic put her hand on my shoulder and said, ‘We’re going to get you out of here.’ I was so relieved. The biggest blessing of being a Medjet member was that I got home, and everything was taken care of. I can’t imagine going on a trip without that coverage ever again.”

Unlike health or travel insurance, which typically only medically evacuates to the “nearest acceptable facility,” (“acceptable” as deemed by the insurance company, not you), Medjet Members are transported to their home hospital of choice, regardless of medical necessity, for the cost of the membership and nothing more. It covers both domestic and international travel.

“We help people when they’re at their most vulnerable, and are often alone,” said Medjet CEO, Mike Hallman. “Accidents, illness and safety concerns can happen anywhere, we get our members home.”

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