200909141_clip_image002Birmingham, AL (September 14, 2009) – When off in search of unique game, hunters and fishermen often find themselves traveling to isolated areas. Whether hunting for dangerous game in South Africa or fishing for halibut in the North Pacific, the last thing sporting enthusiasts want to worry about is a medical emergency. Preparations are made to avoid problems, and vaccinations are done, but unforeseen medical problems can arise at any moment. A bad fall, vehicle crash, appendicitis, or any of a thousand other medical issues could become catastrophic or even deadly if you are miles from civilization or a modern medical facility. Transportation to a capable medical facility can be incredibly expensive; domestic air medical evacuation services normally average $25,000, and international transports can exceed $100,000.

That is why so many outdoor enthusiasts have enrolled in MedjetAssist, the nation’s leading emergency medical evacuation and repatriation membership program. As a Medjet member, should you become ill or injured in the field, Medjet will arrange transportation to the hospital of your choice from virtually anywhere in the world at no additional expense.

But that’s not all your membership provides. Medjet can provide you with pre-travel planning information on visa, passport and immunization requirements for your destination as well as travel, health and safety precautions. You’ll also have access to contact information for doctors, hospitals, and attorneys in the areas to which you’re traveling. Members can also receive assistance with foreign-language interpretation over the telephone during medical and legal emergencies.

Should you find yourself hospitalized as an inpatient due to illness or injury while traveling more than 150 miles from home, you simply place a collect or toll-free call to Medjet’s medical department, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Representatives will establish communication with your family and with your local attending medical provider to evaluate and begin monitoring your condition. If you still require inpatient hospitalization, Medjet will initiate medical evacuation and make all the arrangements with the medical personnel at the hospital you choose for a smooth bed-to-bed transition.

Medjet is a pre-paid annual membership with no monetary limit to its benefits. Annual membership dues are $250 for an individual, $385 for a family, and $95 for short term international and domestic. For domestic-only annual membership, it is $175 for an individual and $305 for a family.

As travel for both business and leisure takes us to many unfamiliar corners of the world, it is reassuring to know that we have Medjet behind us in the event that hospitalization is required. It is also comforting to those that are staying at home. It’s peace of mind for everyone. So keep on traveling, and stay after those trophies, but go with peace of mind.

MedjetAssist has its corporate headquarters in Birmingham, AL, and was recently named the exclusive provider of worldwide air ambulance and medical repatriation services for AARP. For additional information visit www.medjet.com.