A stable patient that is able to sit or be stretchered may consider the more cost-effective option of flying on a commercial aircraft with EMA Global’s medical escorts instead of an EMA Global air ambulance. Our medical escorts are available to accompany patients and provide medical support anywhere in the world.
Notwithstanding, a medical assessment prior to arranging the trip is conducted to determine it is safe for a patient to fly on a commercial aircraft. Once clearance for the medical assessment is given, EMA Global’s Operations team will handle the trip scheduling, purchasing seats, arranging for ground ambulance transport, as well as liaising with the airlines and receiving facilities.
EMA Global’s medical escorts will accompany the patient on the board the aircraft, providing life-supportassistance as necessary, and monitoring his or her condition throughout the flight. Depending on the patient’s condition, our medical escorts comprise an Intensive-Care-Unit trained physician and nurse. Our medical escorts will also be responsible for administering medical care and medication, and assist the patient with any other medical needs. They will also assist the patient with boarding, de-planing and security clearance.
After the flight, EMA Global’s medical escorts will accompany the patient to the receiving facility and provide their post-flight report to ensure a safe and smooth transition for the patient.
In situations where a patient requires critical monitoring and care, or when a commercial flight is unsuitable due to a patient's condition or geographic location, a transfer on an air ambulance may be necessary.
EMA Global’s air ambulance services are designed to transport patients to and from anywhere in the world. Our team is extremely experienced in handling all aspects of international travel, from working with foreign consulates and customs, to arranging ground transportation to and from facilities, and handling all details involved with the medical transport.
Our air ambulances are equipped with state-of-the-art avionics, allowing us to fly worldwide. We regularly conduct and complete air ambulance flights to Europe, South America, Canada, the Middle East, and Asia.
Whether you are engaging our services or simply need an expert Fit-to-fly assessment, we are ready to oblige.
Our in-house doctors are ready to perform house calls where available, to ensure you have access to medical care without leaving your residence or hotel.
We are able to arrange curb-side or wing-side BLS or ALS ambulatory services staffed with paramedics or ICU-trained doctors and nurses, depending on medical requirements.
You will also be provided with access to a complimentary Second Medical Opinion service, via a panel of internationally renowned specialists. Confidentiality is assured. A list of medical specialties will be made available upon request.
For elective medical treatment or surgical procedures with priority appointments, EMA GLOBAL will make referrals to a panel of specially credentialled medical facilities and practitioners.
We’ll contact a treating facility on your behalf to obtain medical reports and test results
We can make contact with the treating team of a medical facility to get updates on a patient’s status and inform you of progress
Whenever you are travelling for the purpose of seeking elective medical treatment, our team is on standby to help plan your trip – flights, accommodation, visas etc. A complimentary Meet & Greet service at the arrival destination, including luggage assistance will be arranged. In addition, a complimentary limousine service will be on standby to take you to your medical facility or accommodation.