BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT FOR FREE MEDICAL HELICOPTER MEMBERSHIPS
Updated: Feb 7, 2019
At a special meeting on Friday, April 20, 2018, the Clay County Board of Commissioners approved an Air Methods Advantage Membership Agreement to provide medically necessary air medical transportation services to County residents and, if applicable, their respective household members at no additional out of pocket expense to its citizens. The agreement helps provide our citizens with critical care in the air without the financial burden.
With over 300 bases of operations serving 48 states, Air Methods delivers lifesaving care to more than 100,000 patients per year. Air Methods is locally based at Union General Hospital, Blairsville, GA. The action taken at Friday’s special meeting will allow Clay County to enter into a similar cost sharing agreement with Union General as those they currently have with Towns County and Union County. On average, a single medical transport by air can run between $30,000 and $50,000. For as little as $1.25 per person, Clay County Commissioners are proud to provide an extension of our Emergency Medical Services to the citizens of Clay County.