Mercy Air provides air medical services 24/7/365 to the region, responding to emergency medical calls for trauma events such as heart attacks and strokes. Mercy Air is proud to serve California and Nevada for over 30 years, but our reach extends nationwide.
Mercy air is owned and operated by Air Methods Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of air medical transport and the most experienced air medical operator in the industry. Air Methods operates over 300 bases and more than 450 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft serving 48 states. Our 5,000 team members complete over 70,000 patient transports per year, which equates to over 130,000 flight hours.
During our missions, medical teams execute lifesaving interventions to care for patients, from providing trauma care after an accident to administering clot-busting medications after a major stroke. With the continued consolidation of hospitals and the growing number of rural hospital closures, the clinical support and speed of transport is critical to ensure patients receive the best and most timely treatment possible.
In emergency situations, minutes can be the differences between life and death. We are honored to provide emergency medical care for everyone in our surrounding communities. We are also proud that we do not require patients to acquire paid memberships for our services. All patients we transport are supported by our patient advocacy teams, which help them navigate post-flight insurance requirements in order to avoid costly out-of-pocket expenses.
Mercy Air and Air Methods have long supported our community and the work of our non-profit partners. We recently donated a helicopter to southern Africa-based humanitarian relief organization, Mercy Air Africa. The nonprofit was founded in 1991 to provide private flight support for nongovernmental organizations serving in the southern region of Africa. Using lightweight high-performance airplanes and helicopters, Mercy Air delivers assistance in a challenging operational environment where great distances, limited infrastructure, and difficult topography make access to rural populations inefficient or infeasible via other means of transport. For more information about us: https://www.airmethods.com/