- Select American Express Cardmembers now have access to the comfort of
in-room health care services when traveling in the US -
CHARLOTTE, N.C. and MARKHAM, Ontario, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian
travelers to the United States will enjoy fast and easy access to quality
health care services when away from home, thanks to a new relationship between
American Express Canada and InRoomMD.
For select American Express Canadian Cardmembers, InRoomMD's Travel
Healthcare Concierge(TM) service gives them peace of mind, assistance in
navigating the health care system when away from home and immediate,
cost-effective relief from illness or injury. Offering a much needed
alternative to the increasing expense and lengthy wait times at urgent care
clinics and emergency facilities, InRoomMD can provide treatment in the
comfort of their hotel room.
"The ability to travel with confidence is a key priority for many
American Express consumer and small business Cardmembers, and we have recently
enhanced our travel insurance and services on our Platinum and Small Business
Platinum Cards to meet those critical needs," said Daniel Iwachiw, Head of
Canada Insurance Services, American Express. "In addition to providing
worldwide Travel Insurance benefits, we looked to further differentiate our
services by working with InRoomMD to provide a unique Travel Healthcare
Eligible American Express Cardmembers have prompt access when traveling
in the US to 24/7 physician telephone consultations, arrangement of house call
visits, express emergency care triage, replacement eyeglass/contact lenses,
medication, prescriptions, dental and chiropractic care, medical specialist
referral, and durable medical equipment rentals.
InRoomMD is available to primary and supplementary Cardmembers on the
American Express Platinum Card, American Express Business Platinum Card and
the Centurion Card from American Express. These Cardmembers have automatic
access to an InRoomMD subscription and its program services. Travelers that
require care outside of the referral services provided by InRoomMD will be
responsible for coordinating payment with medical providers.
This new concierge service builds on a robust range of travel benefits.
For more information on the InRoomMD benefit please visit www.inroommd.com.
About American Express in Canada
American Express in Canada operates as Amex Bank of Canada and Amex
Canada Inc. Both are wholly owned subsidiaries of the New York based American
Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., the largest operating unit of
the American Express Company. Amex Bank of Canada is the issuer of American
Express Cards in Canada. Amex Canada Inc. operates the Corporate Travel,
Travel Services Network and Travelers Cheques divisions in Canada. American
Express opened its first offices in Toronto and Hamilton in 1853 and now
employs 3,700 Canadians coast-to-coast.
A pioneer in the field of portable health care, InRoomMD's Travel
Healthcare Concierge(TM) program is offered through insurance companies,
credit cards, affinity groups, and directly to consumers. Services include:
-- 24 hour-a-day physician conducted telephone consultations
-- 24 hour-a-day house call physician visits
-- Prescription medications provided at time of service
-- Prescription refill and delivery of lost or forgotten prescription
-- Replacement and delivery of lost or forgotten eyeglasses or contact
-- Dental care
-- Chiropractic care
-- Medical specialists
-- Express treatment at area hospitals
-- Continuity of care
InRoomMD currently operates full service networks in 28 major U.S.
markets with plans to expand to 50 markets by the end of 2010. Current
networks include Atlanta, Berkeley, Boston, Charlotte, Clearwater, Dallas, Ft.
Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Naples, New York, Oakland,
Orlando, Palm Beach, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco,
Sausalito, Scottsdale, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Washington, DC, and Yuma, AZ.
For more information, please contact:
Greg Behr Jolene Price
InRoomMD American Express Canada
For further information:
For further information: Greg Behr, InRoomMD, +1-919-272-5621,
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Jolene Price, American Express Canada, +1-905-474-8746,
email@example.com Web Site: http://www.inroommd.com