Offering Hope and Help to the Victims of ARD
NATIONAL PATIENT TRAVEL
“Mercy Medical Airlift...Serving the Angel”
Flight America Systems
Our Goal is "....to ensure that no financially-needy
Is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation,
Diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of medical air
This WEB SITE and HELPLINE
service is provided by
Mercy Medical Airlift, a national charity. Programs are funded
donations from individuals, civic clubs, churches,
foundations and businesses.:
% Mercy Medical Airlift
4620 Haygood Road, Ste. 1
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
MMA Primary Web Site: www.mercymedical.org
PATIENT HELPLINE PHONE: 1-800-296-1217
The National Patient Travel HELPLINE can be reached on 1-800-296-1217.
It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Information on this
web site can also help you understand the availability of resources
that help patients in time of transportation need. Thank you for
allowing us to be of service.
Edward R. Boyer, P.E.
President / CEO
Mercy Medical Airlift
Website of the National Patient Air Transport HELPLINE
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NATIONAL PATIENT TRAVEL CENTER
Mercy Medical Airlift
Serving the National Charitable Medical
Air Transportation System
PURPOSE OF THE NATIONAL PATIENT TRAVEL CENTER (NPTC)
The NPTC exists to facilitate patient access to appropriate
charitable medical air transportation resources in the United States.
The NPTC also exists to develop, administer and consolidate airline patient
ticket programs and to operate various Special-Lift and Child-Lift programs
on behalf of special disease organizations and/or clinical research centers
in the United States. The NPTC also has the means for bringing ambulatory
outpatients from many overseas locations to the United States..
The purpose of the National Patient Travel Center is ".....to
ensure that no financially-needy patient is denied access to distant specialized
medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance
medical air transportation."
PROGRAMS AT THE NPTC (as of April 2002)
1. National Patient
Travel HELPLINE Program. This program has been in continuous
operation since 1991. More than 13,000 calls were received by this HELPLINE
during 2001. After an initial screening of patient need and determination
of a suitable means of travel, callers are referred to the most appropriate
charitable medical air transportation program that can best meet their
needs. This is a referral service and there is no cost for the information.
This HELPLINE is available 24/7. A growing list of national medical and
disease organizations utilize this HELPLINE to assist their constituency
with charitable medical air transportation information and referral..
2. Special-Lift and Child-Lift Programs. This special service
provides for "single-point of contact" administration of patient air transportation
programs for special disease organizations or clinical research centers.
Persons concerned with travel assistance and arrangements for a diverse
patient population needing to travel to special clinical trials or other
treatment programs should investigate this source of program assistance.
Phone number is 1-888-675-1405.
3. Airline Tickets for Patients/Escorts. The National Patient
Travel Center is the only single source in the nation for full information
on all available charitable or deep-discount airline ticket programs for
patients and patient escorts. Referral for patients to the best program
to meet their needs is accomplished through the National Patient Travel
HELPLINE in paragraph (1) above. An increasing number of these programs
are being administered in the Center on behalf of various airlines. Ambulatory
patient travel in excess of 1,000 miles necessitates the use of airline
resources. Special circumstances can make use of these programs for even
shorter distances advisable. Mercy Medical Airlift personnel are highly
experienced in these diverse and often changing airline patient ticket
programs. The programs administered by the CENTER can be reached at 1-800-325-8908,
Initial contact for referral should be through the National Patient Travel
HELPLINE on 1-800-296-1217.
4. Charitable Aviation Program Management. The National Patient
Travel Center serves in an association numerous national and state level
charitable medical air transportation programs thus providing maximum efficiency
and minimum costs.
All of Mercy Medical Airlift's programs are operated in a very cost-effective
manner with approximately 92% of all expenditures being for program purposes.
Please direct any inquiries regarding MMA services in support of the nationwide
cause of charitable medical air transportation to management staff at 1-757-318-9174.
The information provided in this site is not intended
nor is it implied to substitute any professional medical advice and services.
Please seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider
when starting any new medical intervention or with any questions you may
have regarding your medical condition. State laws prohibit the practice
of telemedicine without licensure in each state.
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