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Subject: Ambulance Service
Category: Family and Home > Seniors
Asked by: kysteb-ga
List Price: $75.00
Posted: 20 Oct 2004 16:10 PDT
Expires: 19 Nov 2004 15:10 PST
Question ID: 417773
I need to move my 92 year old father from Southern Pines, North
Carolina to Indianapolis, Indiana.  He is not bed ridden, but very,
very feeble.  I was hoping to hire an ambulance service to move him. 
I would like to be able to ride in the ambulance with him.  I think
the distance is about 650 to 700 miles.  Does such an service exist -
and what would be the cost?

Request for Question Clarification by easterangel-ga on 20 Oct 2004 17:12 PDT
Hi kysteb-ga!

Yes there are ambulance services like these and they are usually done
by air. Would a list of air ambulance services be ok with you instead
of the usual land travel?


Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 20 Oct 2004 20:20 PDT
I believe my good colleague easterangel-ga is correct in stating that
much medical transport is carried out by air.  But there has recently
been an upsurge of ground transportation services as well, such as the
services provided by Ameritrans:
Ameritrans provides long distance stretcher transportation throughout
the United States with an emphasis on comfort, service and care. While
traveling in the nicest patient transport vans on the road, you can
watch TV or DVD movies while lying on the stretcher and ease the
anxiety that naturally comes with healthcare related events such as
medical transportation.

I just wanted to clarify that both ground and air transport are
options, and you may wish to consider both.

All the best...

Subject: Re: Ambulance Service
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 21 Oct 2004 09:18 PDT
Hi! Thanks for the question.

Before providing a rating, please ask for clarification if you will
need further assistance in the answers I have provided.

I will be going ahead with this one since I have found both
possibilities for you to choose from if you want ground or air medical
transport services. Special thanks extended to my colleague
pafalafa-ga for giving me an idea on how to go about finding ground
medical transport services.
Prices will depend not only on the miles but also on the other needs
and equipment your patient will need so it will be best to ask them
for the specific quote since the cost will depend on the various needs
of different patients.

Medical Transport Services: Ground and Air 

Carolina Air Care (North Carolina) 

East Care (North Carolina) 

MEDCENTER AIR (North Carolina)
Carolinas Medical Center
P.O. Box 32861
Charlotte, NC 28232-2861
Communications: 800-421-9195
Business Office: 704-355-3888
Fax: 704-355-7167 

Flying Nurses
Contact Page: 

Toll-free: 1-800-AIR-TREK (1-800-247-8735) or 1-800-MED-JETS (1-800-633-5387)

Medical Air Ambulance
Contact Page: 

Aero Care 

Lifeline Air Ambulance
Contact Page:  

Medical Transport Services: Air Only
Our first two links in this category are directories of air ambulance
services in North Carolina. Some of them are private services while
others are from health care facilities. Maybe you would like to
contact them as well.

North Carolina Air Ambulance Directory


Links to North Carolina Air Ambulance Services

Air Care 

Duke Life Flight
1-888-ASK DUKE 

Non-Profit Medical Transport Services: These organizations provide
low-cost or even free medical transport services.

Angel Flight America, Inc.
National Headquarters
Gary L. McMahan, Executive Director
Angel Flight America
P.O. Box 17467
Memphis, TN 38187-0467
1-877-858-7788 Toll Free
1-901-332-4034 Local
1-901-332-4036 Fax

Gift of Life 

Mercy Medical Airlift 

Additional Listings of Charitable Air Ambulance Services 

AIR AMBULANCES in Other States:

I included a listing of services from other states since some of them
maybe be able to help you as well. Anyway since most of them have toll
free numbers it wouldn?t be costly to call and inquire about their

Advanced Aeromedical 
P.O. Box 5726, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23471
Toll-Free: 1-800-346-3556 
Phone: (757) 481-1590 
Fax (757) 481-2874

Advanced Air Ambulance, Corp.
12360 S.W. 132nd Court
Suite #208
Miami, FL 33186-6463
Toll-Free Telephone #:   1-800-633-3590

Aero Med Express
P.O. Box 1568 
Rogers, Ar. 72757-1568
Call 1-800-842-8555 or 1-479-636-1996

Air Ambulance
Contact Page: 

AAA Air Ambulance Anywhere
Contact Page:

US Air Ambulance
Contact Page:

ACLS Inc. 
PO Box 2525 Banner Elk, 
North Carolina 28604
1-800-781-2959 or 1-800-648-3315 - 1-828-387-3794

Air Ambulance Specialists, Inc.
Contact Page:

Air Ambulance Worldwide, Inc.

Lifeguard Aeromed Inc.

Travel Care International

Air Evac 

Acadian Ambulance
P. O. Box 98000, Lafayette, LA 70509

Air Ambulance Professionals
1535 S. Perimeter Rd.   Hangar 36B
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Toll-Free: 1-800-752-4195
Phone: 954-491-0555     

Airlift Northwest
6987 Perimeter Road South, Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98108-3840
Business Office: 206- 521-1599 	
Toll-Free: 1-800-426-2430
Fax: 	206- 521-1865

American Jets, Inc.
World Headquarters
St. Lucie County International Airport
2950 Curtis King Boulevard
Fort Pierce, FL 34946
Phone (772) 465-0893
Fax (772) 465-7903
Toll Free (800) 225-3538

Sun Care Air Ambulance
Contact Page: 

Med Trans Corporation 

REACH Air Medical Services

Providence LifeGuard Air Ambulance 


Search terms used:
Patient ground transport transportation services 
Air ambulance

I hope these links would help you in your research. Before rating this
answer, please ask for a clarification if you have a question or if
you would need further information.
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Subject: Re: Ambulance Service
From: iminquisitive-ga on 17 Nov 2004 00:27 PST
Transport by air ambulance is significantly cheaper and more
comfortable than transportation via traditional ambulance.  You will
find many private ambulance services provide "Long Distance
Transports", but the bill is usually thousands of dollars for a trip
of 600-700 miles.  Ambulance cots, even the best ones, aren't very
comfortable.  I can't even imagine a patient having to be on one for
that duration of time.  Travel by air is the way to go.
Subject: Re: Ambulance Service
From: johnyjet-ga on 28 Jul 2005 14:15 PDT
iminquisitive-ga is right about how much more comfortanle and faster
an air ambulance charter is compared with ground transportation, but a
650-700 mile trip would most likely cost you between $5,000-7,000.
Don't limit your search to air charter companies in North
Carolina,also look for air charter companies in  Indianapolis since
the charter aircraft needs to reposition back to it's home base after
the flight. And don't forget to call an air charter broker like, They can usually find you a cheaper air
ambulance flight or a one way flight special.

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