Emergency Medicine

  • AirCare


    Patients are transported via the University of Iowa’s Air and Mobile Critical Care Services.

    AirCare was the state's first air ambulance and the 11th in the nation. Established in 1979, AirCare operates three 24/7 bases, one located at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, the second located at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo and the third located at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque . Total flight volume for the entire program is approximately 800 flights annually, including scene responses and inter-facility transports. In 2014, AirCare became the first air medical service based in Iowa to be CAMTS accredited.

    The University of Iowa transports critically ill neonatal and pediatric patients using AirCare as well as our MobileCare ground transport vehicles. These special patients are cared for by our Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Team.


    AirCare 1 - University of Iowa, Iowa City

     AirCare 1

    AirCare 2 - Covenant Medical Center - Waterloo

    AirCare 2

    AirCare 3 - Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque

     AirCare 3