Medical Transports to and from Florida
Long distance medical transportation is what we do. We specialize in helping families transport loved ones across the United States or across the globe. We provide National and International Commercial Medical Escorts, National and International Air Ambulance Service and National Long Distance Ground Transportation
Ground Medical Tranportation
Our Long distance medical ground transportation provides service from 200 miles to 3500 miles. Our Mercedes transports are customized and specially equipped to handle long distance medical transports. Our transport teams are staffed with the best in the business, 2 commercial drivers and a nurse/paramedic, all highly trained. We have a board certified Medical Doctor as our Medical Director who oversees our licensed Registered Nurses and Paramedics. We DO NOT use EMT’s or non-licensed personnel to provide any patient care. We understand how difficult this process can be on family and friends. Our goal is to reduce the stress involved by providing compassionate and caring assistance throughout the entire process.
It is our goal to be recognized as the BEST among all of the long distance medical transport providers in the country. To do that, we hire only the best employees available. Our transport fleet is all Mercedes Benz vehicles. Our interiors are designed with high quality materials for luxury and comfort. The company was built from the ground up with the customer and patient in mind.
If you would like to know the cost of a medical transport we would be happy to assist and provide you a free estimate. Please complete or click the FREE QUOTE FORM HERE.
Commercial Medical Escorts
Patient transfers by commercial airline with a medical escort is an effective way to minimize the high cost of a traditional air ambulance for patients that meet the fit-to-fly criteria. The global network of scheduled airlines provides access to every continent making it easy to transport worldwide.
Commercial medical escort service provides bedside to bedside service. We use a highly qualified flight nurse or Paramedic. They provide preflight, inflight and post flight medical care including but not limited to: Oxygen Administration, Sedation, Pain management, Toileting Assistance, Oxygen Saturation Monitoring, Monitoring all vital signs and assists with all basic needs.
To determine if a commercial medical escort on a commercial airline is the best form of transport for your needs please call us or complete our free quote request form. We will contact you within a few hours and help you determine your transport requirements. FREE CME QUOTE HERE
Air Ambulance and Medical Transport
For the highest level of aeromedical care and air medical transport at the most cost-effective price possible, contact us today for a free quote. From Domestic transports to international flights with highly specialized in-flight care, our medical crews provide the highest quality of bedside-to-bedside care. Rely on our experts to transport patients to and from hospitals, rehabilitation centers, specialized care facilities, and private residences with the same level of care found in a hospital ICU.
Much of the state of Florida is situated on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean and the Straits of Florida. Spanning two time zones, it extends to the northwest into a panhandle, extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. It is bordered on the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama, and on the west, at the end of the panhandle, by Alabama. It is the only state that borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
Florida is west of The Bahamas and 90 miles (140 km) north of Cuba. Florida is one of the largest states east of the Mississippi River, and only Alaska and Michigan are larger in water area. The water boundary is 3 nautical miles (3.5 mi; 5.6 km) offshore in the Atlantic Ocean and 9 nautical miles (10 mi; 17 km) offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
At 345 feet (105 m) above mean sea level, Britton Hill is the highest point in Florida and the lowest highpoint of any U.S. state. Much of the state south of Orlando lies at a lower elevation than northern Florida, and is fairly level. Much of the state is at or near sea level.
However, some places such as Clearwater have promontories that rise 50 to 100 ft (15 to 30 m) above the water. Much of Central and North Florida, typically 25 mi (40 km) or more away from the coastline, have rolling hills with elevations ranging from 100 to 250 ft (30 to 76 m). The highest point in peninsular Florida (east and south of the Suwannee River), Sugarloaf Mountain, is a 312-foot (95 m) peak in Lake County. On average, Florida is the flattest state in the United States.
The climate of Florida is tempered somewhat by the fact that no part of the state is distant from the ocean. North of Lake Okeechobee, the prevalent climate is humid subtropical (Köppen: Cfa), while areas south of the lake (including the Florida Keys) have a true tropical climate(Köppen: Aw). Mean high temperatures for late July are primarily in the low 90s Fahrenheit (32–34 °C). Mean low temperatures for early to mid January range from the low 40s Fahrenheit (4–7 °C) in north Florida to above 60 °F (16 °C) from Miami on southward. With an average daily temperature of 70.7 °F (21.5 °C), it is the warmest state in the U.S.
In the summer, high temperatures in the state seldom exceed 100 °F (38 °C). Several record cold maxima have been in the 30s °F (−1 to 4 °C) and record lows have been in the 10s (−12 to −7 °C). These temperatures normally extend at most a few days at a time in the northern and central parts of Florida. Southern Florida, however, rarely encounters freezing temperatures.
The hottest temperature ever recorded in Florida was 109 °F (43 °C), which was set on June 29, 1931 in Monticello. The coldest temperature was −2 °F (−19 °C), on February 13, 1899, just 25 miles (40 km) away, in Tallahassee.
Due to its subtropical and tropical climate, Florida rarely receives measurable snowfall. However, on rare occasions, a combination of cold moisture and freezing temperatures can result in snowfall in the farthest northern regions. Frost, which is more common than snow, sometimes occurs in the panhandle.
The USDA Plant hardiness zones for the state range from zone 8a (no colder than 10 °F or −12 °C) in the inland western panhandle to zone 11b (no colder than 45 °F or 7 °C) in the lower Florida Keys.
|Average high and low temperatures for various Florida cities|
Florida’s nickname is the “Sunshine State”, but severe weather is a common occurrence in the state. Central Florida is known as the lightning capital of the United States, as it experiences more lightning strikes than anywhere else in the country. Florida has one of the highest average precipitation levels of any state, in large part because afternoon thunderstorms are common in much of the state from late spring until early autumn. A narrow eastern part of the state including Orlando and Jacksonville receives between 2,400 and 2,800 hours of sunshine annually. The rest of the state, including Miami, receives between 2,800 and 3,200 hours annually.
Florida leads the United States in tornadoes per area (when including waterspouts) but they do not typically reach the intensity of those in the Midwest and Great Plains. Hail often accompanies the most severe thunderstorms.
Hurricanes pose a severe threat each year during the June 1 to November 30 hurricane season, particularly from August to October. Florida is the most hurricane-prone state, with subtropical or tropical water on a lengthy coastline. Of the category 4 or higher storms that have struck the United States, 83% have either hit Florida or Texas. From 1851 to 2006, Florida was struck by 114 hurricanes, 37 of them major—category 3 and above. It is rare for a hurricane season to pass without any impact in the state by at least a tropical storm.
In 1992, Florida was the site of what was then the costliest weather disaster in U.S. history, Hurricane Andrew, which caused more than $25 billion in damage when it struck during August; it held that distinction until 2005, when Hurricane Katrina surpassed it. Hurricane Wilma—the second-most expensive hurricane in Florida history—landed just south of Marco Island in October 2005. Although tropical storms would affect the state, it would be eleven years until the next hurricane (Hurricane Hermine) struck the state, and twelve years until the next major hurricane. Hurricane Irma struck the state where Wilma did in 2017.