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Patients are transported via the department's Air and Mobile Critical Care Services Unit. The University of Iowa AirCare was the state's first air ambulance and one of the first 15 nationally. Established in 1979, AirCare operates two 24/7 bases, one located at UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and the other located at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.
Total flight volume for the entire program is approximately 900-1,000 flights annually, including scene responses and inter-facility transports.