To request air or ground Critical Care Transport, call:
The Flight Team is available 24/7
We transport adult, pediatric, and infant patients (>2.5 kg).
Superior Air Med provides transport of critically ill and injured patients, including:
The Flight Team can provide a variety of patient care services including:
Tips for preparing a patient for an Expedited Transfer
The Flight Team is staffed by Critical Care / Flight Paramedics and Critical Care Transport / Flight Nurses. Flight Paramedics have at least 3 years ALS experience and have completed a university-accredited critical care training program (CCEMTP, CCP). Flight Nurses have at least 3 years of critical care experience. All staff participate in an ongoing education plan to remain current in standards of care, are expected to obtain board certification (Certified Flight Paramedic or Certified Flight Nurse), and are certified in ACLS, PALS, NRP, and Trauma.
Ground vehicles are operated by Superior Ambulance EMTs and Paramedics, and helicopters are operated by EMS Pilots with IFR (instrument flight) ratings and thousands of hours of experience.
Helicopters are operated by Pentastar Aviation. Pilots are Instrument-certified for IFR operations and have thousands of hours of experience. Our typical range is 250 miles one-way, although long distance transports can be facilitated.
We have two helicopters in Illinois based at DuPage Airport (West Chicago, IL) and Kankakee Airport (Kankakee, IL) serving Chicago, the surrounding communities, and northwest Indiana.
Every flight base has an ambulance and the flight team is available to respond by ground when flight is not an option.
Our flight program is available for requests in Illinois and Indiana.
Our flight program is committed to safety and meets or exceeds FAA/NTSB safety recommendations:
Superior Air Med Communication Center (SAMCOMM) is staffed 24/7 by Certified Flight Communicators. The SAMCOMM Specialist is a member of the flight team and is the individual responsible for coordinating flight requests and initiating responses. The SAMCOMM Specialist monitors the helicopter through all segments of the transport, arranges for any ground transportation and ensures a smooth integration of resources.
Superior Air Med helicopters are operated by: