For patients who are medically stable, it may make sense to save money by flying commercially with a medical escort as opposed to chartering a more expensive air ambulance. When a patient is well enough to move through airport security and sit upright in an airplane seat for an entire flight, they may not need all of the equipment and services of an air ambulance. Hiring a flight nurse in Scottsdale or your location is a cheaper option, but will still ensure that you are cared for while moving from one destination to another.
When you call to schedule a medical escort for the day of departure, a medical evaluation will be conducted. A representative from International Life Flight will speak with you and your medical staff to ensure that you are fit for commercial travel. If you receive clearance for a commercial flight with a medical escort, International Life Flight will then research to determine the best route and most accommodating airline for your needs.
A flight nurse in Scottsdale or your area will assist you with the following:
- Acquiring a Fit to Fly certificate from your physician
- Arranging transportation service to and from the airport, including bedside-to-bedside service
- Moving through the airport security process
- On international flights, will assist you with all documentation for customs
- Ensures comfort while waiting in the terminal and facilitates a smooth boarding process
All patients traveling with a flight nurse in Scottsdale or their location must book a first class ticket to ensure that the escort has enough room to work and regularly check on you for the duration of the flight. It is our mission to provide you with the most safe and comfortable journey possible and give you peace of mind knowing that you will be treated immediately if an emergency were to occur. Having a medical nurse will allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy your flight. To learn more about International Life Flight and reserving a flight nurse in Scottsdale or your location, contact us online or give us a call at (800) 538-9875.