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 The Ohio State University's SkyMed to form MedFlight. This combined effort resulted in one of the nation's largest critical care networks, serving hospitals and responding to the scene of accidents throughout Ohio when requested by EMS or law enforcement officers. MedFlight offers a complete range of air and ground critical care for both adult and neonatal pediatric services by the following modes of transportation.

  • Helicopters
  • Airplanes
  • Mobile Intensive Care Units

MedFlight's extensive network of 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).

For more information visit the MedFlight Web site or call the business office at 614-791-4400.

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MedFlight Helicopters

MedFlight Airplanes

MedFlight Mobile Intensive Care Units

EMS Patient Status Follow-up



MedFlight helicopters
Air transport is conducted via five twin-jet MBB BK-117 helicopters equipped to provide advanced life support and raid transport to all of Columbus's tertiary care centers.

Each helicopter carries critically ill and injured patients and is staffed by a pilot, nurse, and paramedic. All helicopters are on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from five different locations throughout Ohio, including.


Units Based in
MedFlight 1: Columbus
MedFlight 2: Marysville
MedFlight 3: Wellston
MedFlight 4: Coshocton
MedFlight 5: Lodi


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MedFlight airplanes
For expedient patient transportation over long distances, MedFlight utilizes its Fixed Wing Services. This service operates pressurized King Air Turbo-prop airplanes and also has access to medically equipped jet aircraft. The King Air is a dependable airplane that is ideal for landing at smaller community airports, while offering a secondary back-up option when helicopters can't fly due to weather minimums. Jet services are also available for distances greater than 700-1000 miles.

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MedFlight mobile intensive care units
MedFlight also operates a ground based critical care program, consisting of six Mobile Intensive Care Units. Mobile Intensive Care Units provide equipment similar to what is available in hospital intensive care units, and therefore, the medical helicopter division, transporting critically ill patients form outlying hospitals to tertiary hospitals throughout Ohio.

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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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