Helicopter Emergency Medical Services

FairLifts logo
This is mission possible.

Helicopter Emergency Medical Services

FairLifts logo
This is mission possible.
In need of medical assistance?
Call 1-800-318-8940!

Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS)


HEMS is an initialism used to define emergency helicopter services. There are a variety of ways in which HEMS is utilized with the two most prevalent being in the transport of critical care patients to or between hospital facilities or from accident scenes and in the transport of critical care staff to staging sites or the scenes of accidents where their care is needed.

There are only a handful of HEMS specific helicopter providers operating within the United States and beyond their services, use of a privately contracted helicopter may be necessary. This has led to the implementation of HEMS type services to the type of helicopter service principal providers have included in their menu of service options.

Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS)


HEMS is an initialism used to define emergency helicopter services. There are a variety of ways in which HEMS is utilized with the two most prevalent being in the transport of critical care patients to or between hospital facilities or from accident scenes and in the transport of critical care staff to staging sites or the scenes of accidents where their care is needed.

There are only a handful of HEMS specific helicopter providers operating within the United States and beyond their services, use of a privately contracted helicopter may be necessary. This has led to the implementation of HEMS type services to the type of helicopter service principal providers have included in their menu of service options.


Ford Logo
US Coast Guard Logo
Red Bull Logo
State of West Virginia State Seal
Samsung logo
Image
Image

The HEMS Process


Travel coordinators work alongside providers to ensure that the appropriate clinical staff are available and trained to attend to the need of the patient while in flight and during ground transport. HEMS is additionally a mainstay in delivering the emergent arrival of doctors and clinical staff to accident scenes, staging sites following disasters, to remote destinations wherein medical services are undeserved or during evacuations and natural disaster relief efforts.

Some would argue that the use of HEMS was established to deliver a means for hospitals to market their capabilities by having their helicopters arrive at the scene, but others have seen the impact helicopter services have created when time is of the essence and ground transport may be delayed.

The HEMS Process


Travel coordinators work alongside providers to ensure that the appropriate clinical staff are available and trained to attend to the need of the patient while in flight and during ground transport. HEMS is additionally a mainstay in delivering the emergent arrival of doctors and clinical staff to accident scenes, staging sites following disasters, to remote destinations wherein medical services are undeserved or during evacuations and natural disaster relief efforts.

Some would argue that the use of HEMS was established to deliver a means for hospitals to market their capabilities by having their helicopters arrive at the scene, but others have seen the impact helicopter services have created when time is of the essence and ground transport may be delayed.


Let us assist you in times of need,
Dial 1-800-318-8940 Today!

Making use of HEMS delivers the following:

  • 24/7 access to flight coordinators, aircraft, pilots and crew

  • Helicopters can be ready to respond in less than 120 minutes

  • Crews include an experienced pilot, trained clinical staff or teams which may consist of firefighters, nursing staff, doctors, EMS/paramedics

  • Flight times for HEMS vary but are usually less than 30 minutes to arrive at the scene and less than 20 minutes to emergency treatment facilities

Call 1-800-318-8940 for immediate HEMS Response!
Call 1-800-318-8940 for immediate HEMS Response!