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Air Link membership plans help to cover the cost of a medical helicopter ride

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Emergency medical responders in rural areas of the state are emphasizing the importance of a membership that helps to cover the costs of medical air transport.
 
The bill for a medical helicopter ride can easily reach into the thousands of dollars. 

Regional West Medical Center's Air Link helicopter service has teamed up with the AirMedCare Network to provide membership plans to help people from enduring a financial calamity after receiving an air or 'flight-for-life' helicopter ride to the hospital.

The memberships help to cover the costs of the helicopter ride that isn't covered by insurance.

Misty Scavdalh, an EMS director and EMT in Harrison, Nebraska, says the memberships can be vital for people especially in rural areas, as they heavily rely on the Air Link helicopter service.
 
"We come to Scottsbluff a lot with our ambulance calls, we do go to Chadron, but that's a 50 mile drive, Scottsbluff is 70 miles for us. Some of the things I have encountered when we tell our patients that we are going to call Air Link, if they're coherent enough, is that's the first thing that they will say" 'But what bout the price?"
 
The cost of a yearly Air Link membership is only $65 dollars for an entire household, a small price to pay for piece of mind.

Monthly, yearly, 3-year and 25-year memberships are also available.

More information can be found at https://www.airmedcarenetwork.com/ 

 

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