Who's 'On Call' For You When You Travel? On Call International Introduces New and Enhanced Medical and Travel Assistance Memberships

Specializing in Worldwide Emergency Medical Evacuations, On Call International Memberships are a Must-Have for Summer Travel

Jun 11, 2010, 11:54 ET from On Call International

SALEM, N.H., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the summer travel season, On Call International, a leading provider of medical, security and travel assistance, announces new and improved emergency medical and travel assistance memberships for purchase directly through the company's new website.

Specializing in worldwide emergency medical evacuations – which can cost up to $20,000 domestically and as much as $100,000 internationally – On Call International's memberships are designed to safeguard travelers from unnecessary and expensive medical transportation costs and ensure access to top medical care and comprehensive travel assistance anytime a traveler is more than 50 miles away from home.

"From recent events like massive earthquakes and clouds of volcanic ash, to incidents like lost luggage or a stolen passport, planning for the unexpected and being prepared when traveling is now more important than ever," said Michael J. Kelly, president and CEO of On Call International.  "Having a membership with On Call International ensures that help is just a phone call away any time you need assistance while traveling, from anywhere in the world."

The new retail memberships available for purchase through www.OnCallInternational.com include the following:

  • Annual Membership: Starting from $225, the Annual Membership is designed for those who travel frequently or spend extended periods of time on the road.  This membership provides coverage for the full period of one year any time the member is traveling more than 50 miles away from home.
  • Single Trip Membership: Starting from $55, the Single Trip Membership is designed for individuals or families only planning one trip per year, and provides coverage for the duration of the single trip.
  • Academic Membership: Starting from $45, the Academic Membership is available for both students and faculty traveling 50 miles away from home for up to one year at a time, and provides travel and medical assistance services for the duration of their travels.


All memberships through On Call International offer comprehensive medical and travel assistance services, along with access to the company's in-house Medical Director and multi-lingual team of Assistance Coordinators.  On Call's Global Response Center is available any time of the day, every day of the year, from anywhere in the world.  It is equipped to respond to immediate or special care needs that might not be readily available at a traveler's current medical facility, including emergency medical evacuation and/or repatriation to the hospital of the member's choice.

Additional medical assistance services range from emergency prescription replacement to worldwide hospital and physician referral and include medical case monitoring and dispatching a physician or specialist in emergencies. The company's 24/7 Nurse Helpline provides medical advice for those traveling and is staffed by U.S.-licensed nurses who assess patient symptoms, identify the urgency of a situation and recommend a plan of care.

On Call also provides emergency travel assistance for members, including travel companion assistance, lost or stolen document and credit card assistance, translation and interpretation services, lost luggage assistance and a one time free consultation with renowned international attorney.

For more information about On Call International and the full scope of services provided through a membership, visit www.oncallinternational.com.

About On Call International

On Call International is a leading provider of medical, security and travel assistance for international business and leisure travelers, as well as expatriates, students and others traveling away from home. Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, On Call International's experienced, multi-lingual team of Assistance Coordinators and in-house Medical Director and team of physicians specialize in delivering life-determining aid during medical emergencies from any point on the globe as well as coordination of transportation home after accidents or illnesses. Available to assist more than ten million travelers, On Call serves the travel, education, insurance and maritime industries. On Call International is the U.S. member of the International Assistance Group a 32-partner global network of independent assistance companies, including more than 50 alarm centers. For more information, visit www.oncallinternational.com or call 1-888-289-0567.

SOURCE On Call International