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Emergency Transport Service

Now, the process of rapidly transporting patients by air from rural locales to major San Antonio medical centers is even more convenient, efficient and streamlined. With the advent of Methodist AirCare, one call can summon a state-of-the-art emergency medical transport helicopter piloted and staffed by a team of highly trained specialists. For more information visit

Patient Placement Services/Transfers

Now, direct admission for patients is easier and more streamlined than ever with Methodist Healthcare Patient Placement Services. It’s a one call solution designed to simplify the admission process to Methodist Healthcare facilities and treatment, and to ensure a continuity of quality care from the moment the patient arrives at the hospital. For more information visit

Pediatric Patient Placement Services

Methodist Children’s Hospital provides two critical care transport teams, capable of extending our outstanding level of critical care to your patients. A pediatric team and neonatal team are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to perform interfacility transports within Texas and throughout the country. Both teams are comprised of a highly skilled and specially trained transport registered nurse and transport respiratory therapist. For information about all that Methodist Healthcare offers to transport our youngest patients, visit

International Services

Methodist Healthcare was the first hospital system in the nation to receive prestigious accreditation status by the Diversity Health Care Institute of Mexico. The accreditation recognizes the efforts of Methodist Healthcare to make health care accessible to Spanish-speaking and international patients by removing both language and cultural barriers. More than 1,500 patients travel from foreign countries each year to receive the outstanding health care provided by Methodist Healthcare. Visit our website (in English and Spanish) at

Methodist Language Services

Methodist Healthcare’s 20-year-old International Services Department provides translation services at its facilities through Language Service Associates. It’s part of an effort to provide better communication and care to a more diverse population who may have limited English-speaking proficiencies. For information contact the International Services Department at 210-575-0164

Methodist Healthcare’s Medical Emergency Travel Assistance (META)

META is an important resource while traveling. A service provided by Methodist Healthcare of San Antonio, to U.S. travelers abroad and residents in other countries needing an emergency medical transport to its world class acute-care hospitals. International Services has extensive experience in coordinating emergency medical transports with various air ambulances foreign and domestic and has an extensive network of affiliated hospitals in both resort and interior cities throughout Mexico. For info about META and travel tips, visit:

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