Medical Education

OhioHealth realizes that pre-hospital care is crucial to the health of our patients. Well-trained EMS professionals help our emergency services uphold a stellar reputation.

In April 1995, Grant Medical Center's LifeFlight joined with Wexner Medical Center at OSU's SkyMed to form MedFlight. This combined effort resulted in one of the nation's largest critical-care non-profit medical transport providers, serving hospitals and responding to the scene of accidents throughout Ohio when requested by EMS or law enforcement officers. MedFlight offers A-Z transportation options for both adult and neonatal pediatric services by the following modes of transportation.

  • 9 Helicopters bases throughout Ohio
  • 4 Mobile ICU ground bases throughout Ohio
  • ALS/BLS transport provided by MedCare

MedFlight's extensive network of high-quality medical transportation options provides every opportunity available to serve physicians, nurses, EMS, and firefighters, when patients are in need of efficient, cost-effective, and expedient transport, simply by calling 1(800) 222.LIFE (5433). This CAMTS-accredited organization transports over 7,000 patients every year. 

For more information visit the MedFlight Web site or call the business office at 614.734.8001.

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MedFlight Helicopters

MedFlight Mobile ICUs

EMS Patient Status Follow-up

MedFlight helicopters

Air transport is conducted via nine American Eurocopter EC-130 B4 helicopters equipped to provide critical care transport to the closest appropriate center for trauma or medical care. 

Each helicopter transports critically ill and injured patients and are staffed by an highly-experienced pilot, nurse, and paramedic. All helicopters are on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from nine different locations throughout Ohio, including:

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  • MedFlight 1: Lancaster, OH
  • MedFlight 2: Marysville, OH
  • MedFlight 3: Wellston, OH
  • MedFlight 4: Coshocton, OH
  • MedFlight 5: Galion, OH
  • MedFlight 6: McConnelsville, OH
  • MedFlight 7: Lucasville, OH
  • MedFlight 8: New Philadelphia, OH
  • MedFlight 9: Jeffersonville, OH

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MedFlight Mobile ICUs
MedFlight also operates a ground based critical care program, consisting of four Mobile Intensive Care Units. Mobile ICUs utilize and carry equipment exact to what is available in hospital intensive care units, and are staffed with a critical-care nurse and two paramedics. 

All mobile ICUs are on standby from 4 different locations throughout Ohio, including:

  • MedFlight 11: Downtown Columbus, OH
  • MedFlight 12: Dublin, OH
  • MedFlight 14: Chilicothe, OH
  • MedFlight 16: Akron, OH

 MedFlight Mobile ICUs

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EMS patient status follow-up
Patient status follow-up provides an avenue for pre-hospital personnel to request and obtain feedback on patients brought into Riverside Methodist Hospital and Grant Medical Center. Learn more.

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