Handling Medical Emergencies Abroad
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Request a medical escort.
When you’re not sick enough for medical evacuation but you’re too ill or injured to travel home alone, book a medical escort, usually a licensed nurse or paramedic. Escorts make all travel arrangements, monitor the patient’s vital signs in flight, and administer medications, I.V. fluids, and/or oxygen, as required. If your insurance doesn’t cover this service, expect to pay from $10,000 to $20,000.