Helicopteros del Norte S. A is a ‘user pays’ organization, which means that traveling in a medical helicopter is not free. The cost of helicopter transport varies depending on the nature of the call out. Below are our standard fees for the different services we offer. For insurance against these fees, coverage can be provided by becoming a Member of Helicopteros del Norte S. A or through private health insurers. If you already have private health insurance, you will need to check with your private insurance company to confirm that your private insurance policy will cover the full amount charged for the helicopter.
Our experience has been that some insurers have a limit for aeromedical transport within Honduras and this limit may prove to be insufficient to cover the fee charged for transport by Helicopteros del Norte S. A helicopterYou will be responsible to pay the balance before being carried on the helicopter. Delays may be incurred while obtaining authority from your private health insurer, while they process to accept responsibility for the Helicopteros del Norte S. A fee. This must be in the form of a signed purchase order from your private health insurer.
Purchase Orders must be received by fax before any flight may proceed. Verbal purchase orders from private insurers will not be accepted. Any person who is privately insured should check with Helicopteros del Norte S. A as to whether a Purchase Order will be accepted from the Private Health Insurance Company. Our experience has been that the payment policies of some Private Health Insurance Companies do not comply with the billing policy of Helicopteros del Norte S. AHelicopteros del Norte S. A retains the right to refuse Purchase Orders from some individual Private Health Insurance Companies.
Service Fee US$Roatan Island to La Ceiba$5280Roatan Island to San Pedro Sula $7580La Ceiba to San Pedro Sula$8580 Inter island transfer. $3300Any person who is privately insured should check with their insurer as to whether inter-hospital or inter- island transfers are covered by their health insuranceMembers Entitlements:Subject to the condition in Note: 1 below, an Helicopteros del Norte S. A member is entitled to free air / road ambulance services between the destinations listed above for: 1. Priority 1: Emergency response. 2.
Priority 2: Non-urgent air ambulance services that are deemed to be medically necessary, see (Note: 4) 3. Priority 1 or 2 inter-hospital transfers. 4. Road ambulance fees to / from the hospital or medical facility to the helipad / airport. | Note: 1. All Aeromedical Service flights will only be conducted at the request of a doctor who will authorize the patient being transported by air ambulance. 2. Members should always consult with the medical staff at the hospital or their personal doctor for assessment of their condition. 3.
There is no limit to the number of times a member may be transported by air ambulance provided a doctor certifies that the member requires a medical service that is only available in the hospitals at Le Ceiba or San Pedro Sula. 4. Medically necessary means those patients needing to be cared for while being transported to a hospital or other approved medical facility for clinical assessment/treatment and/or patients who are confused, whose conditions are unstable, and who require a stretcher, oxygen, or the skills of an ambulance officer. 5. Helicopteros del Norte S.
A retain the right to refuse transportation for any person that the medical flight crew determines is demonstrating behavior that may endanger the safety of the crew or aircraft / helicopter. FAQ. 1. Are transport arrangements for non-urgent ambulance services between hospitals or an approved health care facility and a patient’s home covered as part of being a member in Helicopteros del Norte S. A? Yes. Provided it is deemed medically necessary and authorization has been obtained from a medical practitioner, subject to the following provision: The patients’ home must be located within the Bay Islands.
2. What organizations can provide ambulance services for you to benefit from being a member of Helicopteros del Norte S. AS. A? You will only benefit from this membership by using Helicopteros del Norte S. A Helicopteros del Norte S. A may engage another service provider to facilitate your transfer to hospital by air if the Helicopteros del Norte S. A helicopter is unavailable. 3. What are the fees charged for annual membership? Annual membership in Helicopteros del Norte S. A is calculated at US$1:50 per day for members with dependents.
4. Will the spouse and other dependants of a Member of Helicopteros del Norte S. A be covered under the one membership number? Yes. If they are full dependants of the member, they will receive free air -ambulance service 5. Is there any limit to the number of dependents that a member may have? No. Provided the dependents are relatives of the member and are dependent on the member in accordance with the law as applicable to the members’ country of residence. Proof of dependency may be required. | 6. Are members of Helicopteros del Norte S.
A without dependents entitled to a discount on their membership fees? Yes. A 10% discount applies to members with no dependents, provided their membership card is endorsed “No Dependents”. 7. How may I pay my membership fee? Membership fees may be paid Quarterly, Six Monthly or Annually. Payment may be by cash or credit card. Members are responsible to pay their fees in advance to obtain the entitlement due as being a member of Helicopteros del Norte S. AMembers will not be entitled to receive free service if their membership fees are in arrears.
Where membership fees have been in arrears, a 48-hour waiting time will be applied after paying the fee before a member is eligible for the entitlements of membership. 8. Are there any age limits applied to being a member or members dependent in Helicopteros del Norte S. A? No. 9. If my dependent spouse or child is a patient being transported by medical helicopter may I accompany the patient on the helicopter? Yes. Subject to the approval of the medical team responsible for the patients care during flight. The decision of the medical team is final. ————————————————- 10.
If I am the patient being transported by medical helicopter may a relative accompany me on the helicopter? ————————————————- Yes. ————————————————- Provided the person that is to accompany the patient is a relative, and subject to the approval of the medical team responsible for the patients care during flight. ————————————————- The decision of the medical team is final. ————————————————- 11. Once I have paid my membership fees, is there a waiting time before I am eligible for my membership entitlements?
————————————————- Yes. ————————————————- There is a waiting time of 48 hours from when you paid your membership fees until you are eligible for the services provided by Helicopteros del Norte S. A————————————————- 12. How do I obtain my membership number? ————————————————- The authorized sales agent will issue your membership number, which will be recorded on the top left hand corner of this brochure and on the top of the application form located inside this brochure.
————————————————- This number will be activated 48 hours after you have submitted the application along with the membership fee to the authorized sales agent for Helicopteros del Norte S. A————————————————- The authorized sales agent will issue you with a signed dated receipt. ————————————————- You should retain this brochure and receipt in a secure place for future reference.
————————————————- If applying for membership on the web your membership number and a receipt will be forwarded to you automatically by email. ————————————————- 13. Is the service provided by Helicopteros del Norte S. A a 24 hour / 365 day service? ————————————————- Yes,————————————————- Subject to compliance with the Air Navigation Rules and Regulations specified by Aeronautica Civil Honduras. (DGAC)| HELICOPTEROS DEL NORTE S. A S. A.
Policy Statement. 1. It is the policy of the Board of Helicopteros del Norte S. A to work towards reducing the cost of membership subscriptions in the future. In accordance with this policy the Board has decided that the fees be reduced to US$1:35 /day, once there are 500 fully paid up members. So as not to disadvantage the initial 500 members, they shall each receive a rebate of US$0:20/day off their next membership subscription bringing their subscription fees to US$1:30 / day for the following 3, 6 or 12 months as determined by their initial membership period. 2.
Any patient with an altered mental status or exhibiting combative behavior will be carefully evaluated by the medical flight crew, to determine whether their transportation will endanger the safety of the crew or aircraft/helicopter. 3. Helicopteros del Norte S. A retains the right to refuse transportation for any person that the medical flight crew determines to be demonstrating behavior that may endanger the safety of the crew or aircraft / helicopter. Ivette AramandiaPresidentHelicopteros del Norte S. A| | Membership No. …………………. Sales Agent……………………HELICOPTEROS DEL NORTE S. A S. A.
Registration No 2508708Servicing the Bay Islands community with 24 hour, 365 days per year emergency patient transfer aeromedical flights from: * The Bay Islands to La Ceiba or San Pedro Sula. * Inter island patient transfer to medical facilities on Roatan Island for clinical assessment. * Inter hospital transfer of Helicopteros del Norte S. AMembers. Base of Operations is located adjacent to the security gate at the entrance to Nikki Beach Resort, Big Bight, Roatan Island. Telephone No. 33891416 (ask for flight nurse Cynthia)96601356 (ask for helicopter pilot)Email: [email protected] comWeb: http://www. roatanmdheli. com/|.