Medjet Offers Transport for COVID-19

Medical transport is probably the last thing on your mind when planning your vacation. However, in today’s uncertain world, having a plan in place before travel is a smart move. Medjet, an air medical transport membership program, now offers transport for members who are hospitalized with COVID-19. The service is available in the contiguous United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Medjet now transports COVID-19 patients safely home.

Medjet will transport travelers to a home hospital of their choice. Like all other programs of its kind, Medjet had previously excluded active COVID infections from transport. In fact, it is the first to adjust its program to include this type of transport.

“COVID has become our members’ number one concern. We wanted to address that,” said Mike Hallman, CEO of Medjet. “We always try to evolve our services based on member needs.

Safer Aircraft and Trained Crew

We have been able to source more aircraft with isolation pods, and crews with proper training. Our team has worked through operational issues, clearances, and ongoing restrictions relative to the 48 contiguous United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands. Now, our members can have the same hospital-to-hospital transport benefits we’ve always provided. The level of service our members expect remains the same.”

Broader international transport for COVID-19 is not yet available. However, all other hospitalization events that Medjet transports for remain covered.

“The same car accidents, heart attacks, strokes, slip and falls, etc. that happened pre-COVID, kept happening during COVID, and will keep happening after COVID,” said Hallman. “Members hospitalized internationally, who are not COVID-positive, remain eligible for transport to their hospital at home.”

Cost-Effective Medical Transport

Despite the increased cost of providing transport for a COVID-19 positive member, Medjet will continue to absorb 100% of all associated costs associated with the transport. In addition, they maintain their “no cost caps on transports” policy. Since a regular air ambulance transport can cost up to $30,000 domestically, and up to $180,000 internationally, Medjet is cost-effective.

The new benefit will be available to current and new MedjetAssist and MedjetHorizon members as of October 19, 2020. Medjet memberships will remain the same price, starting at $99.

Caribbean Yoga Retreat at the Jamaica Inn In Ocho Rios

Just a Few Spots Left for this years 2nd Annual Caribbean Yoga Retreat
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Rates, including all meals and transfers to and from the airport, are only $1,495 per person, double occupancy.

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Avoiding Back Injury While Traveling

Tips for Avoiding Back Injury While Traveling

Travel Healthy

Travel plans can mask the fact that travel itself can leave our backs – which often bear the brunt of heavy luggage, cramped transportation and unfamiliar beds – vulnerable to further injury, according to Daveed Frazier, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Atlantic Spine Center. “Travel can be extraordinarily hard on the spine, something that may seem like an afterthought when we’re excitedly making plans for our summer vacation,” explains Frazier, who completed two spinal surgery fellowships and is a published author on spine disorders and treatment. “But between cumbersome bags, uncomfortable seats, and too-soft or -firm hotel mattresses, the very idea of travel can be daunting for those with pre-existing back or neck pain.” But injuring – or further injuring – your spine while on vacation doesn’t have to happen if common sense measures are taken before and during your trip, he says. Here’s what Frazier tells his patients about how to protect their backs while traveling.

Protect your back while lifting luggage

No matter where your travels take you, the one thing almost everyone needs to deal with is luggage. Beyond packing lightly, if possible, try to use luggage with wheels so you don’t need to strain your back to carry heavy bags. Other baggage-conscious tips include:
* Bending at the knees and using leg muscles to lift bags, rather than bending at the waist. * Avoiding twisting the lower back while lifting bags. * Distributing weight evenly on each side of the body. * Carrying shoulder bags on alternate shoulders for short periods of time to avoid stressing one side of the back. * Renting a pushcart to move through stations and airports. * Taking advantage of curbside check-in at the airport so you don’t have to handle the bags yourself.

Traveling doesn’t always involve airplanes or trains

Sometimes an old-fashioned road trip is the ticket to paradise. But whether you’re sitting for hours on planes, trains or automobiles, the mere fact that you’re sitting for long periods requires some forethought to prevent back pain. Here are some ideas to help with your pain. * Use a lumbar support pillow for your lower back, or rolling up a sweater or blanket in a pinch. * Use an inflatable travel pillow around the neck to avoid neck strain while resting or sleeping in a sitting position. * Align your back against the back of your seat, keeping shoulders straight, and avoiding hunching. * Getting up frequently and moving around. Sitting too long stiffens muscles and places stress on the spine. Once you reach your destination, you’ll also reach your new (temporary) sleeping spot, which likely involves an unfamiliar mattress. Frazier offers a simple back-friendly tip for this eventuality. “While you can’t bring your own mattress along on trips – wouldn’t that be wonderful? – you may be able to pack your own bed pillow,” Frazier notes. “This is a good idea, since we usually wear in our pillows in such a way that make them most comfortable for us, and familiar to our neck and back.”