Commitment to safety and outstanding patient care.
Always ready to respond when it matters most.
Our patient advocates are standing by.
Air Methods and our local flight programs provide safe and reliable lifesaving treatment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our highly-trained clinicians are held to the highest standards in critical care transport. Their knowledge and expertise is taking prehospital care above and beyond. For more information on clinical excellence at Air Methods click here.
Our clinicians are trained and ready to provide critical care transport to your patients receiving Impella device therapy, intra-aortic balloon pump therapy (IABP), high-risk OB critical care, ECMO, as well as NICU/PICU transports.
Our commitment to deliver specialized critical care for patients to tertiary care facilities is our primary goal. Our aircraft is staffed with critical care flight nurses and flight paramedics who have undergone extensive training and displayed full competency in the care of patients needing specialized transport. For detailed information on specialty transport options click here.
Air Methods has invested over $100 million in advanced safety programs and technologies.
Air Methods’ development and investment in safety programs, including IEP, FOQA, and FAA Recognized SMS, is unmatched in the air medical industry.
Air Methods was the first air medical provider to implement crash-resistant fuel systems on AS350 and EC130 aircraft.
Every Air Methods aircraft is fully equipped with advanced technology including NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System), HTAWS (Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems), ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast), and XM/GPS satellite tracking
Air Methods is installing Honeywell Tracker III, a real-time safety tracking system, on all aircraft for enhanced crew and patient safety above FAA requirements. To learn more about our industry leading safety click here.
We are committed to providing our requestors with the most accurate ETE possible, so that you can focus on the patient, not when your transport will arrive.
Air medical transport ETE (Estimated Time Enroute) is a best estimate for when you can expect your transport to arrive. Receiving an ETE means that dispatch will add estimated lift time and flight time to give you a number of minutes that you can expect our aircraft to arrive. Only receiving part of this equation can lead to misleading transport timing.
Air Methods is one of the only air medical providers to train pilots on Level-D full-motion simulators that replicate an actual helicopter. Our pilots have completed nearly 500,000 take offs and landings on full-motion simulators.
Over the last few years, we have made significant investments to ensure patients are taken out of the middle.
Air Methods is an in-network provider with many insurance companies throughout the country, including Medicare and Medicaid. We are actively negotiating with others so that we can partner with as many insurance companies as possible. We have increased the number of in-network agreements we have with commercial health plans by five-fold over the last several years. Click here for our up to date in-network insurance listing.
Our dedicated Patient Advocacy team provides all patients with support and resources during the post-flight billing process. Our goal is to relieve stress on patients and their families. For more information and resources on Air Methods’ Patient Advocacy click here.
HSHS Rescue Flight is an advanced critical care air medical service owned and operated by Air Methods. Our home base is at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland, providing time-saving high-level medical and trauma care to surrounding communities. Rescue One’s highly trained flight crew consists of a pilot, flight nurse, and a flight paramedic. Top-level patient care and safety are our two highest priorities. More information on Rescue Flight.
At Air Methods, we’re ready to save lives at every moment of every day, with over 300 bases of operations, serving 49 states.