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Horizon Opens Asia Office

January 22, 2018

We are proud to say that we have teamed up with an Asian premier carrier and are available 24/7 to handle all evacuations from Asia. Horizon Air Ambulance has constantly been taking patients to China and back to the US from China on basically a weekly basis. We offer the best rates to and from Asia, call to get a quote.

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Protect Your Family

January 11, 2018

We constantly like to keep our blog readers informed on the hazards of traveling abroad without the proper protection for their family. Many things can happen that are unexpected and the damage to your family can be just unbelievable. It is very expensive for out of pocket medical care as well as air ambulance transportation back home, so please, do not travel without protecting your family with the proper insurance coverage.

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Our Patient Home

January 10, 2018

Today we started a program which would assist patients who are stuck abroad to get home at a more reasonable rate. We are able to put out a listing of these patients to all the top air ambulance carriers worldwide. In doing so the carriers can look and see if there are patients traveling in the direction of their empty leg availability. This would keep the rates about 70% of what the normal air ambulance charge would be.

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The Caribbean Disaster

January 7, 2018

We are constantly getting calls from the Caribbean where families are trying to get their loved ones out and there are severe complications. One of the biggest problems after the airports have reopened from the Hurricane damage is actually getting patients from where they are back to our aircraft at the airport. It is getting better daily but ground transportation is still quite an issue.

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A Word to the Wise

December 16, 2017

Everyday our business basically exists from travelers that are away from home and need to get back. The sad thing is that most people do not realize that when traveling abroad they should not travel without medical travel insurance. The phone calls we get on a daily basis are very sad. A family has no insurance and they have just been told it is $37,400 to transport there loved one home to New York from Belize. Many families do not have that kind of cash on hand and it is basically impossible for them to get. Remember, do not ever travel out of the country thinking that the medical care is the same. Medical Travel insurance is very cheap, do not leave home without it.

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Accra Ghana to Pittsburg

November 15, 2017

Today was business as usual when we needed to transport a patient from Africa to the United States. This particular case was rather easy since the patient was stable all along. Unfortunately for them they were on a vacation and got in to an accident. There were many fractures but no internal bleeding. After local surgery the patient stayed for a while to recover and then the family decided they wanted him home. We handled it and all went well.

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San Juan to Zurich

October 22, 2017

Recently we were called in reference to a transport from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Zurich, Switzerland. The patient was actually going to be staying with family members in Europe for quite a while and did not have the capacity to travel on a commercial airline. We quickly arranged the trip and handled the ground transportation on each end so that the air ambulance transport went smooth. On this particular trip we had 2 family members also traveling with the patient. The patient is now in Zurich with family and enjoying her life there. It was a pleasure to assist the Rodriguez family and we wish only the best in the future.

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Dubai to Frankfurt

October 20, 2017

Today we were called to transport a patient 76 years old from Dubai, UAE to Frankfurt, Germany for open heart surgery. It was an Advanced Life Support system transport that included a cardiologist on board as well as a registered nurse. The patient was admitted to the Hospital in Germany and we have just gotten word that the surgery went well and the patient is doing just fine. Looks like they will stay in Germany for about 2 weeks and be traveling home on a commercial airline. We are very happy everything worked out for the patient and the family.

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China to San Francisco

September 18, 2017

This is a medical transport that was pre arranged a few days ago from the hospital in Guangzhou, China. We picked up the patient and flew them overseas to San Francisco where they were scheduled for a liver transplant. This trip requires four fuel stops and a flying time with patient of 22 hours. Our staff did everything possible to make the patient and the family member traveler as comfortable as possible. That is a very long time to be in an air ambulance with limited space and a less that 5 foot ceiling. These aircraft are completely set up for medical transports not luxury.