The Missionary Travel Association’s Missionary Rescue program is an annual membership program providing medical repatriation and assistance services to missionaries. Our members know that if they become seriously ill or injured while in the mission field, we will bring them home at no cost by commercial or commercial medical-assist or if necessary on an air ambulance configured Learjet.
The Missionary Travel Association shares its headquarters with our sister company, JET I.C.U. an internationally accredited air ambulance company.
Unlike travel insurance companies, we do not need to call an assistance company that will put your emergency medical transport out to bid. Upon confirming the medically necessary transport, we will simply launch an aircraft to bring you home at no cost.
Our members are provided with insured benefits and uninsured benefits, including our sister company JET I.C.U.’s fleet of medically equipped Lear Jets. These aircraft are capable to transport our members from both international and domestic locations to their homes.
Getting You Home
If you or your covered family member is taken ill or is injured while on a mission trip more than 150 miles from your home, you will be entitled to medical transportation to a medical facility of your choice. The Missionary Travel Association will make all the necessary arrangements to provide the appropriate method of transport for your medical condition.
When the Missionary Travel Association receives the FIRST CALL, advising you or your family member is facing an emergency medical situation, the Missionary Travel Association on-duty medical coordinator will be informed and communication will be established with the treating doctor at the attending medical facility. Regular contact will be maintained to monitor the your condition. Your family and mission group will also be updated at all times. Missionary Travel Association will continue the communication until the your condition has improved to enable you to resume your mission work in your current location or you require medical transportation.
Missionary Travel Association coordinators are able to provide contact information for medical facilities in most locations members may choose to travel. Payment to these facilities is covered with prior approval from Missionary Travel Association for treatment up to $15,000. The Missionary Travel Association is able to give guarantees of payments (GOP) to these facilities in most areas. It may be necessary in some locations for the member to pay and file a claim. Any payment made by a member up to the agreed limit and pre-approved will be reimbursed on the member’s return to the USA. Medical benefits only apply to international travel.
In the unfortunate event of a member’s death while traveling more than 150 miles from home, Missionary Travel Association will make all arrangements and cover all costs associated with the return of the member to their home.
Contacting the Missionary Travel Association
Members are able to call the Missionary Travel Association medical assistance center 24 hours a day 365 days a year by dialing 352-678-5885. Ask for Medical Assistance. When calling please have the following information:
- Member’s [patient] name and membership ID number.
- Patient’s Date of Birth.
- Passport Number, Expiration, and exact spelling of Name on Passport
- Caller’s Name, location, and contact number.
- Location of Patient.
- Patient Condition.
- Hospital/Clinic telephone number.
- Attending Physician contact number and availability.
- Important numbers for messages for family or travel group.