It was lunch time on the beautiful northern Sonoma coast, another relaxed
vacation day. Without warning, Grace’s husband Don slumped over in his chair, his skin a pale gray color. She did the right thing – dialed 9-1-1. Local
EMS responders recommended air transport to get Don to help as soon as possible. Soon they heard the welcome sound of the REACH helicopter landing nearby. With practiced skill and appropriate speed, Don was airlifted to the closest hospital. Don’s back home now, and he and Grace are back to enjoying each day together. Because they were REACH for Life members, they had no expenses for the REACH air ambulance transport.
In life-threatening emergencies, every minute counts, and rapid care involving
air transport can mean the difference between life and death. The above story
illustrates how unexpected events can catch you off guard. After all, you
can never predict when emergencies will happen; it could be at work, at home,
or on the road traveling. The emergency may involve a premature birth, heart
attack, stroke, car accident, or traumatic injury.
REACH Air Medical Services offers a low-cost air ambulance membership program
called REACH for Life. This program is not insurance but a membership with
a very reasonable annual cost. REACH for Life membership covers any payment
gap between your insurance coverage (such as deductible or co-pay) and the
remainder of the bill. Those fees could be thousands of dollars, and you
could be responsible for paying them.
A REACH for Life membership eliminates all out-of-pocket costs and offers
benefits such as coordination with members’ health care plans for payment,
referrals to specialists and hospitals in
coordination with members’ doctors, and perhaps most important, peace of
The REACH for Life membership program is something every employer should
consider as an important employee benefit or gift. For groups of eight or
more, discount rates are available.
It’s easy to enroll. New members can join online at www.REACHair.com. Group
and individual membership applications can be downloaded from the website.
About REACH Air Medical Services
REACH Air Medical Services was incepted in Santa Rosa in 1987 by local emergency
physician Dr. John McDonald. Since then, the company has grown each year,
transporting more than 4,000 patients throughout California and western Oregon.
REACH helicopters are “emergency rooms in the air” flown by experienced pilots,
while care is administered by highly skilled nurses and paramedics.
To date, REACH has performed more than 40,000 life-saving missions. REACH
thrives by always doing what is right for patients. Whether they are the
smallest of newborns or the frail elderly, whether
injured or critically ill and in need of
specialized health care at a distant hospital, REACH is standing by. Protect
your employees, your family, and yourself by joining today.
Why buy a REACH for Life membership?
When life depends on getting to a medical facility quickly, REACH is ready
365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Bases are located throughout California