Medical Transportation at Hospital CMQ in Puerto Vallarta

Medical Transportation service in Puerto Vallarta

CMQ Hospitals in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit offer a full range of medical transportation services for emergency and non-emergency situations. Our medical transportation service department strives to ensure the safety of our patients on their way from their homes, hotel, or airport arrival to our nearest hospital, where they will receive the best medical care in the region.

Our med transport services are available for all patients 24/7 all year round. Nonetheless, the severity of the situation, distance, and the patient’s condition will determine the type of transportation needed. Thus, the type of transportation varies from those who need basic medical care to patients who require immediate and critical care transport.

Our Medical Transportation phone numbers

Benefits of Medical Transportation

Our highly skilled paramedic team provides transport services for thousands of patients per year, and are always prepared to respond to your medical transportation needs. We have highly trained drivers and certified paramedics who provide the highest quality of medical care, to ensure our patients´ safe arrival to the nearest hospital. The main benefits of our medical transportation service are:

  • We are always nearby in our three strategic locations
  • Fastest response time
  • Convenience and reliability
  • Affordable costs
  • Professional service provided by certified paramedics
  • Fully equipped ambulances and medical transportation vehicles

Types of Medical Transportation

Emergency Medical Transportation (EMT)

Air Ambulance Transportation

(Air medical transport, air medical services, air ambulance jet, flight medic)

Air medical transport is the fastest and safest method for transporting critically ill patients. This comes in handy when it is necessary to fly a patient through long distances with the assistance of qualified medical staff.

Critical Care Ambulance

Critical Care Transport is necessary whenever a patient has critical care needs that exceed the resources that are available in a city or hospital. In such cases, an advanced life support team provides a highly specialized level of care while the patient is being transferred to the appropriate facility.

Advanced Life Support Ambulance (ALS)

Similarly, Advanced Life Support ambulances are operated by highly skilled paramedics. The main difference is that the patient is in a stable but critical condition, which requires the staff to assist in treatment before and/or during the transport. While on route, paramedics administer shots, medications, monitor vital signs, and stabilize the patient for transportation to an emergency room. ALS ambulances carry the necessary medical equipment required to stabilize, treat and transport patients to a hospital emergency department.

Basic Life Support Ambulance (BLS)

A Basic Life Support ambulance is for those patients who need basic to intermediate medical assistance while in transit. You will be provided with basic medical care and services such as cardiac and vital signs monitoring, oxygen, bandages and other medical supplies which will be available at all times. BLS is for patients who require medical transportation and continuous medical supervision/monitoring by certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).

Non-emergency Medical Transportation

Ambulatory Transportation

The most common form of non-emergency medical transportation. It is ideal for patients who do not need medical equipment to travel, who are able to walk and sit, and are in need of the most basic assistance.

Stretcher Medical Transportation

This type of medical transportation service is specifically for patients who suffer from conditions in their backs, or who cannot sit properly.

Wheelchair Transport Service

Wheelchair Transport Services is there for those who are in need of a wheelchair or who cannot walk by their own.

Flight Escort

Medical flight escorts are for patients for whom it is safe enough to travel by air but that require medical supervision. An on-board nurse or paramedic will accompany the patient to monitor their condition during the flight.

Medical Courier Service

Medical courier service is responsible for transporting medical supplies, prescription drugs, X-rays, medical notes, and delivering human blood and organs from hospital to hospital.

Cost of Medical Transportation in Puerto Vallarta

Air Ambulance Transportation Costs

Air ambulance costs from: Puerto Vallarta to cities in the United States (estimated cost).

From: Puerto Vallarta To: city in the United States Flight time: Estimated cost:
Puerto Vallarta San Diego, California 2 h 31 m $19,000 – $ 24,000 USD
Puerto Vallarta Los Angeles, California 2 h 48 m $21,500 – $27,000 USD
Puerto Vallarta San Francisco, California 3 h 33 m $25,100 – $30,000 USD
Puerto Vallarta Portland, Washington 4 h 28 m $29,700 – $34,000 USD
Puerto Vallarta Seattle, Washington 5 h 00 m $32,100 – $37,000 USD
Puerto Vallarta Denver, Colorado 3 h 03 m $21,700 – $26,000 USD
Puerto Vallarta Dallas, Texas 2 h 33 m $18,100 – $23,000 USD
Puerto Vallarta Houston, Texas 2 h 12 m $17,900 – $23,000 USD
Puerto Vallarta Miami, Florida 3 h 40 m $25,500 – $30,000 USD
Puerto Vallarta Atlanta, Georgia 3 h 55 m $26,200 – $31,000 USD
Puerto Vallarta Washington, DC 6 h 20 m $33,500 – $39,000 USD
Puerto Vallarta Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 6 h 07 m $33,000 – $38,000 USD
Puerto Vallarta New York City, New York 6 h 37 m $34,500 – $39,500 USD
Puerto Vallarta Detroit, Michigan 4 h 40 m $30,500 – $36,000 USD
Puerto Vallarta Chicago, Illinois 4 h 22 m $29,500 – $34,500 USD

Air ambulance costs from: Puerto Vallarta to cities in Canada (estimated cost).

From: Puerto Vallarta To: city in the Canada Flight time: Estimated cost:
Puerto Vallarta Victoria, British Columbia 5 h 06 m $34,500 – $ 39,500 USD
Puerto Vallarta Vancouver, British Columbia 5 h 09 m $34,900 – $39,900 USD
Puerto Vallarta Calgary, Alberta 5 h 06 m $34,500 – $39,500 USD
Puerto Vallarta Edmonton, Alberta 5 h 26 m $36,500 – $41,500 USD
Puerto Vallarta Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 5 h 18 m $36,000 – $41,000 USD
Puerto Vallarta Regina, Saskatchewan 4 h 58 m $34,500 – $39,500 USD
Puerto Vallarta Winnipeg, Manitoba 4 h 59 m $34,600 – $39,600 USD
Puerto Vallarta Toronto, Ontario 5 h 04 m $32,500 – $37,500 USD
Puerto Vallarta Ottawa, Ontario 5 h 29 m $36,900 – $41,900 USD
Puerto Vallarta Montreal, Quebec 5 h 40 m $37,900 – $42,900 USD
Puerto Vallarta Quebec City, Quebec 5 h 56 m $39,400 – $44,400 USD

Ground Ambulance Transportation Costs

Ground ambulance transportation costs from: Hospital CMQ Premiere to locations in Puerto Vallarta (estimated cost).

From: Hospital CMQ Premiere To: neighborhood / zone in Puerto Vallarta Distance in miles Estimated travel time Estimated cost
Hospital CMQ Premiere Mismaloya 12 miles 45 minutes $ 500 – $ 700 USD
Hospital CMQ Premiere Conchas Chinas 7 miles 28 minutes $ 450 – $ 650 USD
Hospital CMQ Premiere City Center, Downtown 4 miles 20 minutes $ 450 – $ 600 USD
Hospital CMQ Premiere Hotel Zone in main boulevard 2.5 miles 10 minutes $ 350 – $ 450 USD
Hospital CMQ Premiere Marina Vallarta 4 miles 20 minutes $ 450 – $ 600 USD
Hospital CMQ Premiere Nuevo Vallarta 12 miles 35 minutes $ 500 – $ 700 USD
Hospital CMQ Premiere Cruz de Huanacaxtle 19 miles 50 minutes $ 550 – $ 850 USD
Hospital CMQ Premiere Punta Mita 29 miles 65 minutes $ 600 – 980 USD

Ground ambulance transportation costs from: Puerto Vallarta to cities en México (estimated cost).

From: Puerto Vallarta To: City in Mexico Distance in miles Estimated travel time Estimated cost
Puerto Vallarta Mexico City, Mex 560 miles 14 hours $ 2,000 – $ 2,700 USD
Puerto Vallarta Guadalajara, Jalisco 212 miles 5.5 hours $ 1,500 – $ 2,000 USD
Puerto Vallarta Monterrey, Nuevo Leon 700 miles 16 hours $ 3,800 – $ 4,200 USD
Puerto Vallarta Puebla, Puebla 620 miles 12.5 hours $ 3,500 – $ 3,900 USD
Puerto Vallarta Tijuana, Baja California 1,400 miles 28 hours $ 6,600 – $ 6,900 USD
Puerto Vallarta McAllen, Texas 860 miles 19 hours $ 4,000 – $ 4,500 USD
Puerto Vallarta El Paso, Texas 1,030 miles 21 hours $ 5,200 – $ 5,600 USD
Puerto Vallarta Laredo, Texas 855 miles 18 hours $ 3,900 – $ 4,400 USD

Medical Transportation Companies in Puerto Vallarta

Ground Ambulance Companies in Puerto Vallarta

Ground Ambulance Service at Hospital CMQ

With three ground ambulance locations in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, Hospitals CMQ is the only healthcare provider with full geographic coverage and the fastest response times from any area in the city. Our team of certified paramedics are on duty 24/7, providing professional medical care in sudden and severe emergencies. Our ground ambulance transportation services are always open, alert and ready.

Ground Ambulance Service at Hospital
CMQ City Center

If you are located in the area of Conchas Chinas, Mismaloya, Boca de Tomatlan, Quimixto, and El Tuito, and you find yourself in urgent need of an ambulance or medical transportation, call our Hospital CMQ City Center. Our staff of certified paramedics and trained nurses will be there to assist you.

Ground Ambulance at Hospital
CMQ Premiere

If you are located in the area of the Northern Hotel Zone, Fluvial Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta Residential Zone, Versalles, or Marina Vallarta, call Hospital CMQ Premiere for medical transportation and ambulance services.

Ground Ambulance at Hospital
CMQ Riviera Nayarit

For the areas of Nuevo Vallarta, Mezcales, Bucerias, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Punta Mita, Sayulita, and San Pancho, our Hospital CMQ Riviera Nayarit is the designated location for you. Call our ambulance service and in a matter of minutes they will be right where you need them.

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Other Ambulance Companies in Puerto Vallarta


AC Health

A medical attention company dedicated to provide help in emergency situations as well as basic and advanced life support services in ground units.

For Emergencies Call:
209-1123 / 299-2000



Ground ambulance services in Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas.

For Emergencies Call:


Red Cross of Puerto Vallarta

Ground ambulance services 24/7.

For Emergencies Call:
222-1533 / 226-1014


Puerto Vallarta Civil Protection and Fire Department

Ground ambulance and emergency services in Puerto Vallarta.

For Emergencies call:

Other Ambulance Companies in Puerto Vallarta

Air Ambulance Companies serving Puerto Vallarta



AirLink Ambulance provides bedside-to-bedside air ambulance transportation and medical escorts all year round. Their aircrafts are fully equipped intensive care units with highly trained medical staff ready to assist with the patient’s particular needs.


REVA Air Ambulance

Whether you’re in need of a medical companion on a commercial flight, or in the need of critical care on a private air ambulance, REVA is resourced to meet those needs. They lead the medical transport industry with an extensive geographic reach. REVA’s medically-equipped jets are used to transport ill or injured patients anywhere in the world.



They have more than 12 years of experience. Medevac is a company who is highly committed with society to perform an excellent service and use cutting-edge medical equipment. Their competitive staff are always at the top with the best and most updated trainings.


Air One Ambulance

Air One Ambulance specializes in national and international air ambulance services. They operate under a strict Service Protocol, transporting patients using the highest international standards. Each medical transportation is performed to guarantee success, with support and coordination from the proper crew and medical equipment, according to the patient’s needs.


Emergency Response Air Ambulance

For nearly 15 years, Emergency Response Air Ambulance has provided medical transportation to patient across the world. From domestic to international flights requiring highly specialized in-flight care, they make sure their patients reach the final destination as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Medical transportation is recommended when a person has a medical condition that requires special treatment and monitoring between locations (home, hospital, care facility) or when due to an accident, emergency, or chronic illness the person is unable to drive or use public transportation. Hospitals CMQ medical transportation services are available to ensure your safe transport to the nearest care facility.

This service is provided when a patient is not in critical condition but cannot fly. This is a cost-saving alternative to air ambulance travel. Long distance medical transportation is the perfect choice when the patient medical transport is less than 24 hours long. Patients who are in need of BLS are eligible to receive this service. Patients that require emergency care at all times are not candidates.

When asking for medical transportation for a senior, be sure to check if the service provider has what it takes to transport the senior patient: stretcher, wheelchairs, and trained staff. The cost for this medical transportation service is highly variable; it can depend on service type, distance of the trip, if the patient has insurance, and other factors.

The Red Cross and Protección Civil y Bomberos provide free medical transportation service in the region of Puerto Vallarta y Riviera Nayarit for those less fortunate who are in a medical emergency.

If you are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or Insurance, you can find medical transportation available in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. Our Hospitals CMQ, whether you are in Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit, accept various types of International and National Insurance: Allianz, BlueCross, tugo, and more.

If you want to know more about the practice and professionals of critical care go to the Society of Critical Care Medicine here.

For more information about critical care nursing in Canada visit the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses, check it here.

And if you want to learn about critical care and emergency medicine in Mexico visit the Colegio Mexicano de Medicina Crítica, A.C. website here.

For emergencies within the Puerto Vallarta region you can call:

Hospital CMQ City Center – T. 223-1919

Hospital CMQ Premiere – T. 226-6500

Red Cross – T. 222-1533

Protección Civil y Bomberos – T. 01 322 178 8800

If you are in the area of Downtown Puerto Vallarta, Conchas Chinas, Mismaloya, Boca de Tomatlán, Amapas, El Tuito or Tomatlán please call Hospital CMQ City Center our ground ambulance and staff of trained paramedics will be at your location within minutes.

Hospital CMQ City Center T. 01(322) 223-1919

When you need urgent medical transportation and you are located near Fluvial Vallarta, Costco, Macroplaza, Residential Zone of Aralias, El Pitillal, the north Hotel Zone, Plaza la Isla and Plaza Galerías, Marina Vallarta or the airport you can call Hospital CMQ Premiere for any medical emergency that you need.

Hospital CMQ Premiere T. 01(322) 226-6500

For medical transportation in the area of Nuevo Vallarta, Jarretaderas, Valle Dorado, Mezcales, Bucerias, Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Punta Mita or Sayulita call Hospital CMQ Riviera Nayarit, our ground ambulance is available 24/7.

Hospital CMQ Riviera Nayarit T. 01(329) 298-0717

  • Location
Basilio Badillo 365
Puerto Vallarta.
T. (322) 22 31919
Av. Francisco Villa 1749
Puerto Vallarta
T. (322) 22 66500
Av. Heroes de Nacozari 280
T. (329) 298 0717