Air Ambulance Card & Global Guardian
About Air Ambulance Card
Founded in 2002, and acquired by Global Guardian in 2017, Air Ambulance Card is a provider of aeromedical transportation and repatriation services. The company manages a membership program that provides no-cost aeromedical evacuation to the US, Canadian or European hospital of member choosing.
Backed by underwriters in the London insurance market, Global Guardian Air Ambulance has the resources to bring sick or injured members home from the farthest corners of the earth. With more than 50 partner aircraft stationed in 15 base locations around the world, Global Guardian Air Ambulance’s 24-hour Aviation Operations Team coordinates all aspects of member medical transport, and delivers peace of mind to traveling members experiencing medical emergencies. Global Guardian Air Ambulance has flown injured and sick members home from all over the world, having safety-conducted hundreds of international and domestic medical transports.
About Global Guardian
Global Guardian is a provider of global security and risk management services. Based in McLean, Virginia, Global Guardian supports corporate, institutional, and individual clients traveling and doing business both domestically and abroad. Its comprehensive suite of services is designed to help its clients anticipate and mitigate risk, and respond to unforeseeable emergencies across the globe.
Global Guardian’s management team is comprised of former military special operations and federal law enforcement personnel, all of whom have extensive experience in international security operations. Its 24-hour Operations Center is staffed with experienced security advisors and intelligence analysts who are available at all times to assist Global Guardian clients with all type of security or safety related issues.
About Our Services
It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3 (and 4)
1) What We Are
Air Ambulance Card is a membership program that provides prepaid air medical services to its members, anywhere in the world, anytime. Our executives offer 55 years of combined experience in the health care and air medical fields.
Backed by Lloyd’s of London, the world’s leading specialty insurer, we have the resources to bring sick or injured members home from the farthest corners of the earth. With more than 50 partner aircraft stationed in 15 base locations around the world, we spring into action the second we get a call, arranging medical flights and peace of mind.
We have flown injured and ill members home from as far as Indonesia, and have transported members when they were hospitalized just a few hundred miles from home. We man the phones 24/7, waiting for the next opportunity to fly to our members’ rescue.
2) Why You Need It
Peace of Mind
If you find yourself in an international hospital, a third-world medical facility, or only a couple of states away, we’ll fly you home to a hospital you know, to be treated by the doctor of your choice.
Protect Your Life Savings
Without our membership, it might cost you thousands or tens of thousands of dollars to pay for one of these flights out of pocket. Once you’re covered, you never pay a dime more than your annual membership fee, and there’s no maximum dollar limit on flights.
Protect Your Family
The Caribbean might not sound like a bad place to recover from a heart attack, but imagine the cost to your family if they had to come be with you and stay in a hotel while you recover.
You May Think You’re Covered.
Many standard trip insurance and credit card policies will only fly you to the “nearest appropriate facility,” which may or may not be in your home country, and only if they deem it’s a medical necessity. Read their fine print, then look for ours. You’ll find we don’t have any fine print. We’ll fly you to any home country hospital you choose with NO surprise costs … PERIOD!
Live Life to the Fullest
We’re glad our members seek out adventure and don’t let health problems hold them back. Unlike travel insurance policies, we welcome members who’ve had previous health problems. We have no “pre-existing condition” limitations.
Why You Don´t Have It
Despite their best claims, most trip insurance policies, credit card companies, and health insurance policies WILL NOT BRING YOU HOME!
3) When You Need Us
If you are hospitalized more than 150 miles from home, either in the U.S./Canada or in a foreign country, and need to be transferred to another hospital as an inpatient, we arrange and pay for the medical and ground transportation to take you to the hospital of your choice in your home country. It’s that simple.
One call and our experienced team is at work for you. We coordinate with the hospital where you are located, with your regular doctor and with the hospital you want to go. We handle all the details for you and no additional cost to you. You call us at 001 (205) 297-0060 and we take care of everything.
What you get
Medical evacuation and repatriation, bedside to bedside, to the hospital of your choice
Medical monitoring and consultation
Emergency message relay
Transport of mortal remains
Global Guardian Air Ambulance is not insurance. Our membership program is not limited by complex language, restrictions and conditions included in standard travel insurance policies.
No Fine Print!
No Medical Necessity Requirement
A physician does not have to determine that it is medically necessary that you be transported. We only require our member to be hospitalized as an inpatient and choose to be transferred to another hospital more than 150 miles away.
No Nearest Appropriate Facility Limitation
Our members choose their destination hospital! We don’t merely transport you to the “nearest appropriate facility”—which may be thousands of miles from your home.
No Pre-existing Condition Exclusion
There are no medical questions on our enrollment application.
No Waiting Period
Your membership is effective immediately upon enrollment with no restrictions for recent changes in medical treatment or medications.
No Maximum Dollar Limit
There are no financial limitations, no claim forms and no deductibles.
Valid in your home country and Worldwide
We protect you at home, traveling within your home country, or on the far side of the world.