Airlift Northwest Makes Non-Emergency Visit: Are You a Member?

Airlift Northwest visited the Village Green on Thursday afternoon for tours—not for an emergency.

Airlift Northwest visited the Village Green on Thursday afternoon for tours—not for an emergency. Photo: Cara Russell

Airlift Northwest paid a get-acquainted visit to the Village Green on Thursday, July 11, followed by a “Meet and Greet” event at Rose’s Bakery.

Airlift Northwest offers AirCare membership, a program that provides Washington and Southeast Alaska residents with high-quality air medical service at an affordable cost.

The AirCare membership program directly helps fund Airlift Northwest, so they can continue to transport critically ill or injured adults, newborns, pregnant mothers at risk, and heart attack or stroke victims.

As an AirCare member, you are covered by Airlift Northwest — with bases located strategically throughout Washington and Southeast Alaska – and by its reciprocal partners.

The AirCare membership costs $79 a year in Washington, covering all members of a household. Household members are defined as you, a  spouse/partner and any dependents claimed on your income tax return. All members are required to have valid health insurance coverage. Members must be listed on the enrollment form.

Reciprocal partners

Airlift Northwest AirCare is also a member of the Association of Air Medical Membership Programs (AAMMP), so Airlift Northwest AirCare membership benefits extend to reciprocal programs in our region based in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Eastern Washington.

This means that if you are a member of Airlift Northwest AirCare, AAMMP members in other states will honor that membership when transport is medically necessary.

If you are transported by a reciprocating program, the membership benefits will be based on the reciprocating program, which may vary from Airlift Northwest AirCare benefits.

Air medical transportation

May this be the only view you ever have of the patient care area of an Airlift Northwest helicopter. Photo: Cara Russell

May this be the only view you ever have of the patient care area of an Airlift Northwest helicopter. Photo: Cara Russell

When you or a family member is seriously ill or injured, the attending physician or emergency response team may determine that air medical transportation is needed. While the on-site medical team continues its expert care, the Airlift Northwest 24-hour ComCenter receives instructions on where you need to be transported for the care you need. Weather permitting, Airlift Northwest responds within minutes.

You and your family are in good hands. Their nurses can care for all types of critically ill or injured patients, from acute cardiac conditions to multiple traumas to obstetrical emergencies. They meet and exceed all standards of care for air medical services and are accredited.

Lifesaving air medical transport can be expensive and insurances may not cover all costs. As an AirCare member, only your insurance company receives a bill. Airlift Northwest works directly with your insurance company for claims processing. The AirCare membership program is secondary to all payers. The purpose of the AirCare membership is to cover the deductible and coinsurance amounts that may not be covered by the primary payer.

Download an AirCare brochure for complete details and an enrollment form. For more information or to become an AirCare member, you can call Membership Services at 888.835.1599 or via e-mail.

Once you enroll, you may fill out our AirCare Membership Card (PDF)

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