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Critical Care Transport Network

Not just transport. Treatment.

VCU Health’s Critical Care Transport Network is an extension and representation of our academic medical center, which provides the highest standard of care in the region across all medical specialties. Through air and ground support, we transfer patients from the scene of accidents and other medical facilities to VCU Medical Center, with paramedics and nurses who begin advanced, specialized treatment while en route.

Critical Care Transport Network helicoptersGround or air, the same level of care.

We continue the excellent care our partners started. Whether on board our helicopters or in the ground ambulance, our close-knit team includes highly skilled pilots, drivers, paramedics, and critical care nurses and specialists.

All specialties. Every day.

Our team is specifically trained to bring the same level of care that you will find in any specialty, trauma bay, or ICU at VCU Medical Center. Our top goal for your patient is to ensure stabilization, comfort, and safety on their transport to our physician care.

  • Provides for safe and high-quality rotor wing transport for patients throughout Virginia and neighboring states 
  • Aviation services are provided by Air Methods Corporation under part 135 certificate, an FAA certified air carrier (Certificate #QMLA253U)

Our Services: safety and quality meet speed

  • Air and ground medical transport and critical care treatment for adult and pediatric acutely injured or ill patients
  • 24/7 inter-hospital transfer and accident scene transport to our Level I trauma center or most appropriate facility
  • Aircraft medical crew: certified and experienced flight nurses and paramedics
  • Aircraft equipped with state-of-the-art patient monitoring, ventilator, video laryngoscope, and other technology to support care of critical patients during transport
  • Operational Medical Director: Harinder S. Dhindsa, M.D.


LifeEvac 1

  • Dinwiddie County Airport, Dinwiddie
  • Airbus EC-145 helicopter

LifeEvac 3

  • Middle Peninsula Regional Airport, Mattaponi
  • Airbus EC-135 helicopter

VCU Health is also a partner with Med-Flight 1, providing nurses and medical direction to the Virginia State Police’s Aviation Unit.

Access Critical Care Transport

Air: 1 (877) 902-7779

Ground: (804) 828-2638