Commercial flight medical escort
Skymed Commercial Medical Air Escorts
In some situations, utilizing a Air Ambulance to transport a person in need may not be the most optimal or cost effective method. This is why Skymed has created a new division called Skymed Commercial Escorts which solely focuses on commercial medical air escorts.
An unexpected illness or injury during your travels may prove to be one of the most stressful situations you will ever have to deal with. Getting home to familiar faces and loved ones has just become a complex event requiring special care and planning by medical professionals and support staff with extensive knowledge of the international and domestic commercial transport industry. We are your solution for an all-inclusive plan to get you where you need to be.
Skymed Specializes In Commercial Air Transportation
As commercial medical escort and travel companion specialists, we provide an affordable alternative to Air Ambulance services for patients in non-critical conditions needing long distance transport to worldwide destinations on commercial airlines.
Our transport solution includes:
- Booking of all worldwide airline flights to transport the patient, including arrangement of special assistance needs and medical clearances prior to flight
- Continuous care throughout transport by medical staff experienced in emergency and critical care
- First/Business class seating for greater comfort during travel
- FAA approved oxygen and medical equipment
- 24/7 Communication Center for around-the-clock flight following and updates
- Ambulance or private sedan ground transportation
- Travel arrangements for accompanying family members
What Type of Patients Do We Transport on Commercial Flights?
With our Commercial Medical Escort service, we transport patients in non-critical conditions who meet the following criteria:
- Medically cleared by their treating physician to fly with an accompanying medical companion
- Supplemental oxygen therapy does not exceed 5 liters per minute
- Free of contagious disease
- Free from conditions involving trapped gases (pneumothorax, bowel obstruction, gas embolism, etc.)
- Able to sit secured and upright in aircraft seating during taxi, takeoff and landing (unless being transported by stretcher)
Our commercial medical travel companion service puts you first with a personalized touch to give you peace of mind during your journey home.
Commercial airline stretcher service
To provide the most comprehensive medical transportation services, Skymed provides stretcher services on commercial airlines or private jets and charter flight services. A stretcher service is considered a good fit for any patient who is in stable condition but is unable to sit in a standard airline seat during aircraft taxiing, takeoff and landing.
Commercial airline stretcher service requires significant planning and coordination – you can find this expertise at Skymed. We are highly experienced in providing international stretcher services, having successfully completed hundreds of these missions from all over the world with all airlines that offer stretcher service. The medical departments of these airlines recognize and respect Skymed, having had very positive experiences working with our staff in requesting medical clearance and orchestrating the execution of these trips.
At Skymed, we pride ourselves in providing our patients with top quality medical care while on any flight, but there is an extra level of care that comes with a stretcher service. With two clinicians generally assigned to each stretcher case, the patient will be in good hands for the duration of the flight and beyond. Our stretcher services are an extremely cost-effective solution for non-emergency transportation when compared with the cost of an air ambulance. You are still provided compassionate, high-quality medical care without the excessive costs.
When you select Skymed for a stretcher service, you can rest easy knowing that all of our clinicians are held to the highest standards. Our current policies and procedures focus on ensuring that all patients, regardless of their personal situations and needs, are treated with the dignity and courtesy that they deserve. Our mission is to safely transport our patients in a manner that is consistent with our core values and standards, which exceed industry requirements.
Call us today to learn more about our stretcher services for patients worldwide.