Air ambulance costs

About air ambulance costs

When a medical emergency happens abroad, an air ambulance is the fastest and most convenient way to return your loved ones back home. Air ambulances might be necessary when friends or family members get injured or seriously ill when visiting a foreign country. Often when the insurance company is unwilling to cooperate, you might wonder what the costs are of repatriation via an ambulance plane. Every air ambulance operation is a bespoke service which is tailored to the individual needs of the client. That is why it is difficult to calculate the exact costs without specific information. EMS 24-7 gladly tells you more about how the costs of an air ambulance are calculated.

costs of air ambulance

Factors that decide the price

Over the years, EMS 24-7 carried out hundreds of repatriations from foreign destinations all over the world. The requirements and needs of patients can differ immensely during a medical transport. Also the cost of medication and medical personnel play an important role. In general, the following factors decide the how much an air ambulance will cost:

  • Transport by air ambulance
  • Time and distance
  • Medical equipment and medication
  • Trained medical staff and crew
  • Patient’s condition
  • Urgency

To begin with, the costs of the ambulance plane, private airplane or helicopter are an important factor. Further, elements such as airport transfers and organising landing slots play a role. Also, the time and distance should be considered. In many cases longer flights ask for more personnel hours and fuel usage. This makes it likely that a repatriation from Spain to the United Kingdom is cheaper than a medical flight from Indonesia to the UK. Lastly, the medical condition of the patient will determine the size of the medical crew that we send. And it also decides what medical equipment is necessary. This is why we always ask for the individuals needs and circumstances of the patient during our first contact. All of the elements above show that the costs of an air ambulance depends on many different factors.

Receive a fixed quote

Want to know the exact costs of an air ambulance? Then simply contact EMS 24-7 and ask for a fixed price. The fastest and easiest way to receive a quote, is to fill out our free quote request form. You can also contact us via +44 20 3868 4782. Our medical experts are here to help. We will connect you as soon as possible to our medical coordinators. Our highly trained medical experts have many years of experience and will advise you about the best options of repatriation. We always make sure we bring your loved one back home within 48 hours after the first contact. Our network of state-of-the-art ambulance planes can reach any foreign destination. The medical professionals of EMS 24-7 are on standby to support you.

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