For decades, air ambulances have been providing life-saving emergency medical care and transportation to rural communities in need. As more rural areas struggle to access emergency medical services, air ambulances have become an essential solution. PHI Health, a leading provider of air medical services across the United States, offers a variety of emergency medical care services to cities and counties throughout the country. PHI Air Medical and PHI Cares, two services of PHI Health, aim to serve PHI Health’s primary goal: to move communities to health.
PHI Air Medical sets the standard for commitment to safety in the air medical industry. With a national fleet of over 100 helicopters, staffed by highly trained medical professionals on call 24 hours a day, PHI prioritizes patient safety and quality care. PHI’s offering of over 15 air medical bases in Texas and over 60 membership bases across the country, ensures rural communities have reliable access to high-quality emergency medical care and transportation.
Each aircraft at these bases is outfitted with state-of-the-art medical equipment that rivals most ground ambulances, including night vision goggles for additional safety. PHI’s aircrafts carry specialized medical equipment as well; including whole blood, plasma, and other life-saving medicines, allowing the medical team to provide the best possible care both at the scene and in-flight. On board, PHI’s team of highly trained flight paramedics, flight nurses, and pilots are equipped to provide life-saving care to patients in urgent and high-risk situations. Access to emergency air medical transportation often has a significant impact on medical outcomes, particularly in rural areas where access to urgent medical care can be delayed or limited. PHI Air Medical is prepared to respond with speed and expertise.
With PHI Air Medical, the recently unveiled FlyPHI app allows real-time helicopter dispatch and tracking, and even includes the industry-first “Family Trax” feature, which grants family members the live, real-time location of their loved one and their air ambulance during flight.
Through PHI Cares, PHI’s affordable, low-cost membership program, cities and counties can shield their residents from the high cost of emergency air medical transports. With a PHI Cares Municipality Membership, PHI will bill the patient’s insurance provider directly in the event of a PHI Air Medical Flight, leaving patients with no out-of-pocket costs, alleviating the burden of co-payments, deductibles, and co-insurance.
Local leadership in Texas has taken notice:
“The response from San Augustine residents about our county-wide benefit program have been unanimously positive. The response times and the care provided by PHI Air Medical have been fantastic”. The Honorable County Judge, Jeff Boyd, San Augustine, Texas.
“We’ve partnered with PHI Air Medical for the last three years to provide Gonzales County residents with high-quality and affordable emergency air medical transports through the PHI Cares county-wide benefit program” Eddie Callender, Executive Director, Gonzales County ESD #1
Additionally, individuals can cover themselves or members of their household. Peace of mind can be purchased for mere pennies a day, but don’t just take our word for it:
“My daughter has cerebral palsy and she had come down with an illness. We didn’t know what she might have but she was very sick at home, and I had to call an ambulance to get her to the local hospital. The local hospital contacted Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital which is 2 hours away from us to get her transferred there. She has been [cared for] there since she was in the NICU [as a newborn]. They decided she was sick enough that she needed to be flown… They have transported her before, so we felt comfortable with this decision,” Elizabeth Hastings, the patient’s mother, stated. She continued to say: “Our experience, as always, was exceptional with the entire experience of transport. We always feel comfortable with our daughter being transported [by PHI. They are] always very professional and always treat her as one of their own.”
The PHI Cares Membership program is available at over 15 PHI Air Medical bases across Texas. Much more than an air medical provider, PHI Health goes beyond the call. To learn more about PHI Cares and the services offered or, to contact a PHI Cares representative today, call 1-888-435-9744.