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AirMed 24/7 Patient Transport

All Facilities | All Ages: 6 Helicopters, 2 Airplanes

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  • Nonprofit Patient Transport
  • No Balance Billing to Patients
  • 400+ Contracts With Insurance

Our combination of helicopters and airplanes and their strategically-planned locations gives us the flexibility to safely accomplish patient transports across the Mountain West.

Whether engaging in high altitude flying or flying over large bodies of water, our pilots and flight team prioritize safety and patient care at 120 MPH.

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Why Choose AirMed?

While AirMed will transport adult and pediatric patients to ANY facility, we are based out of the University of Utah’s Level 1 Trauma Center. As a result of our hospital affiliation AirMed team members receive ongoing training through ICU Rotations, OR Intubations, peer chart reviews, sim labs, and invasive procedure labs.

AirMed transports trauma, burn, medical, pediatric, neonatal, high-risk OB patients, intra-aortic balloon pump, Impella, and ECMO patients.

Expertise & Training

  • Medical
  • Pediatric
  • Neonatal
  • High Risk OB
  • Intraaortic Pump 
  • Immpella
  • ECMO
  • Trauma
  • Burn

 AirMed utilizes the newest technology available including video airway equipment, ultrasound, ventilators, an cardiac monitors.  AirMed also carries blood products on every flight. Our transport team consists of a flight nurse and flight medic, along with the ability to add a flight respiratory therapist.

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Perinatal & Neonatal Transport

AirMed has one of the only perinatal teams in the nation staffed 24/7 with a high risk OB nurse, a neonatal nurse, and a perinatal respiratory therapist.

With our average crew member experience level of 17 years, AirMed teams have the expertise required to transport patients with many critical conditions. 

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Perinatal & Neonatal Transport Criteria

High Risk OB Transport Criteria

  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Pre-eclampsia/HELLP syndrome
  • Fetal abnormalities
  • Multiple gestation
  • Premature labor
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Cardiac OB

Neonatal Transport Criteria

  • All infants fewer than 30 days of age
  • Premature infants less than 37 weeks
  • All infants with respiratory distress
  • Infants requiring nitric oxide
  • Infants requiring cardiac or surgical interventions

The AirMed Perinatal Transport Team provides rapid, safe, and compassionate care while treating and transporting high risk pregnant patients and critically ill newborns. We are focused on improving outcomes to the patient, family, community, and mountain west region.

Please call 877-247-6331 to activate our dedicated 24-hour perinatal team for air or ground transport.

Inter-Facility Transfer

We offer inter-facility transfers when the staff at any given health care facility has a patient they feel would benefit from receiving care at a hospital with additional resources.

Phone: 877-236-4828

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Emergency Scene Flights

Scene flight requests are arranged through our flight center, which is the hub of our operation. Calls for transport come in through 911 dispatch centers:

Phone: 801-581-2500

Awards & Honors

Vizient Top 10 in Quality Award, 2019

Top 5 in Ambulatory Care for 5 Years Running

In 2019, University of Utah Health ranked second in the nation. U of U Health has also ranked in the top 5 for ambulatory care for five consecutive years. The Vizient Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award measures the quality of outpatient care in five domains: access to care, capacity and throughput, quality and efficiency, continuum of care, and equity.

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  • AirMed is a CAMTS accredited program for all services provided. CAMTS is the international accreditation standard for air medical transport and ground critical caretransport services.

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  • AirMed has been recognized as the Association of Air Medical Services International Flight Program of the Year along with multiple recognitions from the State of Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

It was June 1978 when AirMed made its first flight into the Utah skies - just the 8th air medical transport program in the nation.  Over the past 40 years, AirMed has grown into an award-winning air medical transport service and our mission has stayed the same: 

"We are committed to delivering the highest quality of care to our patients and will continue to strive for excellence in every aspect of our profession."