SOURCE: On Call International

May 12, 2008 13:21 ET

On Call International Opens China Earthquake Emergency Hotline

SALEM, NH--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - Medical and travel assistance company, On Call International, has set up a national, China Earthquake Emergency Hotline for the family and friends of travelers visiting China, who might have been affected by Monday afternoon's 7.8-magnitude earthquake, striking Sichuan, 57 miles northwest of the provincial capital of Chengdu.

Those people looking to connect with family members or friends traveling or temporarily living in China, should call the On Call International hotline: 800-576-5172. Or, they can call On Call International collect at 603-328-1924. Callers should have the tour operator name and if possible, the travelers' itineraries, ready at the time of the call.

"We are currently in contact with the many tour groups scheduled to be in central China this week to account for our members," said Michael Kelly, president of On Call International. "As we have begun to receive an influx of phone calls, we are offering the emergency hotline to anyone who has family or friends in China."

Editor Note: On Call's medical director, Dr. Robert Wheeler, is available for media interview.

On Call International is a leading provider of customized medical, security and travel assistance for international business and leisure travelers, as well as expatriates, students and others away from home. Operating 24/7/365, On Call International specializes in high-touch, emergency evacuations from any point on the globe through its partnership with the International Assistance Group (IAG). The U.S.-owned and trained assistance company serves more than seven million travelers across the travel, insurance and maritime industries. Founded in 1997, with the intent to meet today's unique travel demands, all operations are based in Salem, New Hampshire. For more information, visit

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