Burleson County Hospital District Approves Emergency Air Medical Membership Agreement
Agreement will provide air medical transport benefits for all residents of Burleson County, Texas
BURLESON COUNTY, TX, 01 JUNE 2020 – The Burleson County Hospital District approved a new emergency air medical transportation agreement with PHI Air Medical. The agreement will provide air medical transport benefits for all residents of Burleson County when they are transported by CHI Air Med 12 or other PHI Air Medical Aircraft in the region. The new agreement began on June 1st, 2020.
The PHI Air Medical membership program, called PHI Cares, supports all of the households and residents of Burleson County, Texas. With the launch of this agreement, County residents will not be required to pay any additional out-of-pocket expense for their emergency air medical transportation when CHI Air Med 12 or other PHI Air Medical aircraft in the region transports them from Burleson County or a surrounding county including Milam, Brazos, Robertson, Lee and Washington counties.
Residents should always call 911 first when they have a medical emergency. The 911 dispatchers are well trained at assessing the medical needs of each caller and will determine if a ground or air ambulance is necessary. If a resident is transported by CHI Air Med 12 or a neighboring PHI Air Medical Aircraft, they should notify the PHI Cares membership department at 1.888.I.Fly.PHI (1.888.435.9744) and provide them with the Burleson County PHI Cares membership number # GHLMS-20-90189 and their date of transport.
CHI Air Med 12 will be providing the Burleson County Hospital District with special membership stickers that includes the PHI Cares membership number. Residents can obtain their PHI Cares membership stickers from the following locations after June 15th, 2020:
Burleson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1
6339 FM 111
Caldwell, Texas 77836
Burleson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
9434 Slovacek Road
Snook, Texas 77878
Burleson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3
100 W Buck Street, #101
Caldwell, Texas 77836
Burleson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4
16955 SH 36 S
Somerville, Texas 77879
PHI Air Medical offers the PHI Cares program in other counties and cities near the Brazos Valley, including Milam County, Bastrop and Smithville, Texas, as well as across the country. Burleson County residents can upgrade their limited county membership benefit coverage to include nationwide PHI Cares coverage by filling out a membership benefit upgrade request form and paying a $35.00 annual fee. The form to upgrade your county membership to national household coverage can be obtained by downloading the form from the Burleson County website at www.co.burleson.tx.us. You may also email the PHI Cares Membership Department at [email protected] or call 1.888.435.9744 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm MST to obtain an upgrade form. Please reference the “Burleson County” Membership program when calling or writing them.
Residents can visit the PHI company website at www.PHIAirMedical.com to learn more about the company and www.PHICares.com to learn more about their membership program.
Additional information about St. Joseph’s Air Med 12 can be found at CHIStJoseph.org/services/emergency.
About PHI Air Medical
PHI Air Medical is a leading air medical transport provider, operating over 80 air medical bases in the nation with twenty-two of those bases in Texas. These bases provide outreach education to local communities and healthcare systems across the nation. Safely transporting more than 30,000 patients each year, each PHI Air Medical base maintains a crew of highly trained pilots, flight nurses and paramedics – prepared to respond to emergency medical transport requests.
About St. Joseph Health
St. Joseph Health is comprised of five hospitals across the Brazos Valley, including Regional Hospital in Bryan-College Station and St. Joseph Health – College Station Hospital (formerly College Station Medical Center). St. Joseph Health is home to a Level II Major Trauma Center, the highest in the region and Air Med 12, the only air EMS service in nine counties. St. Joseph Health is an academic and clinical partner of Texas A&M Health Science Center. Together, the St. Joseph and Texas A&M Health Network includes over 100 employed primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians. As an active member of the Brazos Valley, St. Joseph Health is a leader in providing compassionate care as well as addressing the overall health of the community. It is part of CommonSpirit Health, the largest Catholic healthcare system in the United States, and is committed to advancing the health of all people and dedicated to serving the common good. Learn more about St. Joseph Health at CHIStJoseph.org.