Thanks to Grupo Espiritu, qualified Residences homeowners, will now benefit from Global Rescue’s exciting program, offering a three-year family membership that members can use no matter where they travel.
Global Rescue is a leader in medical evacuations, security, and crisis management for leading government agencies, individuals, and corporations. We had an opportunity to talk with Heather Ochieng, Associate Director, about their unique membership service to our community.
What is Global Rescue?
Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals.
How and why was it founded?
Global Rescue was founded in 2004 to help provide peace of mind and safety to its traveling members. Global Rescue provides travelers with a better way to get help when they are experiencing a medical or security emergency away from home.
How is Global Rescue different than travel Insurance?
Travel insurance and a Global Rescue membership are not the same thing. While travel insurance is designed to protect the value of your trip should something go wrong, Global Rescue is designed to protect your personal health and safety should you have a medical concern or emergency.
Global Rescue is known for extreme medical evacuations like from the base camp at Mt. Everest. That’s a whole other level than Tecate, just outside San Diego. Why is Global Rescue a good fit for The Residences owners and what’s unique about the Global Rescue membership for The Residences?
As an exclusive benefit of ownership, homeowners at The Residences receive access to a three year- family travel services membership. Global Rescue services can be accessed whenever you and your family members are traveling to a foreign country or when you are more than 100 miles from home domestically. Travel membership services include: medical evacuation and advisory services, travel assistance, destination reports, event alerts and access to the My Global Rescue Mobile App.
If you’re not particularly far from home or simply on a relaxing vacation, things can still happen – and it’s not always easy to find help. Even with the best health insurance, navigating an unfamiliar hospital can be a difficult process. Our operations team takes care of all the case management and logistics so you can focus on being the patient – or being there for someone you love who might be the patient.
What sets Global Rescue apart from other medical evacuation companies?
- Global Rescue helps from the point of an emergency – regardless of where you are. Field rescue means Global Rescue will send help if you are unable to get to a hospital.
- Global Rescue gets you to the right hospital, not the closest. If you have to be hospitalized, Global Rescue has the ability to transport you back to your home hospital of choice. Global Rescue’s in-house staff can travel to your bedside to help improve care and coordinate evacuation.
- Medical advisory services – Global Rescue’s operations centers are staffed by experienced nurses and paramedics. Global Rescue also has partnerships with the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations, Elite Medical Group and Partners HealthCare, the Harvard Medical School affiliate.
Will our Canadian homeowners be evacuated to their home country if needed?
Yes. Global Rescue’s services are available for homeowners regardless of their home country. Eligible members have access to medical evacuation services to their home country hospital of choice.
Homeowners at The Residences receive access to a three-year family travel services membership. What is the process to continue their membership and what is the cost?
When the three-year membership expires, homeowners can continue their membership with Global Rescue through one of several retail options. Memberships are available for individuals and families, and on annual or a multi-year term.
The Global Rescue member services team is available 24/7 to answer any questions prior to membership expiration and will assist with renewal.
Annual family medical memberships begin at $579 per year.
Learn more about Global Rescue.