What to Do if You’re Injured or Sick Abroad

David A. Farcy / February 1, 2022 /

Sustaining an injury or ailment during a trip to an isolated foreign country can pose a considerable challenge for travelers. A patient may not be able to receive sufficient treatment because the closest facility does not have the qualified personnel, medical equipment or supplies to provide adequate care.

That’s where REVA comes into play. We understand the necessity of receiving top-notch healthcare fast, especially in dire situations. If you’re at a facility that’s unable to provide the proper level of care, we can quickly transport you to one that can.

Medical Emergencies Requiring an Air Ambulance

When a person traveling abroad falls seriously ill or sustains a severe injury, they usually receive treatment from the nearest doctor or healthcare facility. However, there are cases when that location cannot provide adequate treatment, especially if the condition requires a medical specialist in a particular field. Once the attending physician determines the current facility cannot provide the necessary medical care, they order an evacuation.

Evacuation involves transporting the patient from one hospital to another. If there’s a qualified doctor or a suitable facility close by, a doctor will arrange speedy ground transportation. If the location is farther away, the patient may need the services of an air ambulance for transport.

At REVA, we can help with the evacuation process. We will make all the necessary arrangements for you to get the medical care you need. REVA can assist you 24 hours a day to prioritize your emergency transport.

REVA’s Emergency Medical Evacuation Services

When it comes to travel assistance for medical patients, REVA is the industry leader. Our team is among the most experienced and highly trained air evacuation specialists in the field. We offer complete care to our patients during every step of the process.

Our medical crews include top doctors, paramedics, nurses and respiratory therapists. Our aircraft fleet contains the most modern critical care and life-support equipment. We also provide customer service assistance 24 hours per day to ensure our clients receive the best possible care.

At REVA, our process revolves around three essential stages:

  1. Call: The caregiver, case manager or patient contacts us and requests transport to a suitable facility.
  2. Confirm: REVA arranges the patient transfer by securing the medical crews, gathering the necessary equipment and preparing the travel documents.
  3. Complete: We safely and successfully transport our client from one care facility to the next. 

We will evaluate all financial options, determine insurance coverage and prepare the necessary documentation throughout the reimbursement process. We can also provide repatriation services to get you back home after the initial stages of emergency treatment.

Contact REVA for Your Air Ambulance Needs Today

REVA has been providing the highest level of care during patient transport for over 30 years. We are the most modern, safe and professional air-medical transportation service in the industry. From our case managers to our flight nurses to our aviation team, our entire staff works together to ensure the whole transportation process is safe and stress-free.

To learn more about how we can help you, request a quote or contact us online today.