Air Medical Transport
In 2016, the Town established an agreement with Meducare Air, giving each Kiawah Island resident a county-wide limited membership, covering the cost of emergency air medical transport. Meducare Air is a participating provider in the AirMedCare Network, the largest air ambulance membership network in the United States. AirMedCare Network participating providers have more than 320 air medical bases across 38 states, providing air ambulance services for residents who suffer a life-threatening illness or injury.
Any individual who owns a home on the island, regardless of whether it is their primary residence, would be considered a “resident” and eligible for coverage under the Town’s plan. Coverage also applies to renters, provided that it is their primary residence.
So what does this mean for residents? If an insured Kiawah Island resident is flown by Meducare Air or any AirMedCare Network participating provider for a life-threatening emergency from within Charleston County, the cost of the transport not covered by their insurance provider will be covered under the Town Agreement. If the resident transported is uninsured at the time of transport, Med-Trans Corporation will bill the uninsured person at the “Medicare Allowable Rate” for the transport.
As an optional benefit of the Town’s agreement, Kiawah Island residents may take advantage of upgrading to a full AirMedCare Network Membership to gain full coverage with no pickup location or insurance coverage restrictions across a 32 state service area at a discounted rate of $35 annually for the entire household.
The informational flyer on full membership details is available here and their coverage area map is available here.
For questions about membership in the AirMedCare Network program, please call 800-793-0010 or visit www.airmedcarenetwork.com. Locally, AirMedCare Network Membership Manager Wes McAden can be reached at 843-708-6192 or Wes.McAden@gmr.net