Air Medical Transport
In 2016, the Town established an agreement with Meducare Air, giving each Kiawah Island resident a county-wide membership for air medical transport rides coverage. 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 245 air medical bases across 32 states, providing air ambulance services for residents who suffer a life-threatening illness or injury.
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 at a discounted rate of $35 annually.
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@amgh.