AirCARE1 provides safe and fast medical transportation services to or from the Tucson, Arizona area. Easily accessible Tucson International Airport, just minutes from downtown, allows us to fly to destinations all over the United States as well as internationally. Tucson International Airport is also close to hospitals and the University of Arizona at Tucson, making it easily accessible for your medical transportation needs.

About AirCARE1: Who We Are And What We Do

Founded by a dedicated flight nurse, AirCARE1 is a unique air ambulance service provider. We provide safe and compassionate air ambulance transport for patients with almost any condition who need transportation to distant medical facilities. We can safely transport intensive care patients into and out of the Tucson area and our state-of-the-art medical equipment allows continuous monitoring of the patient’s vital signs and condition throughout the flight. The patient’s care and well being are our number one priority, and we work diligently to ensure the comfort and safety of the patients we transport. Our patients range from neonatal to pediatric to geriatric; all receive the same high standard of care and dedication to comfort that’s the trademark of AirCARE1.

Our mission statement at AirCARE1 is to “Do what is right for our patient at all times as we transport them with exceptional care equal to or better than the best premiere medical facility.” AirCARE1 came into being because one dedicated flight nurse was dissatisfied with the inadequate care and lack of safety precautions provided to air ambulance patients. Complaints and suggestions fell on deaf ears; she was told to put up with it or start her own company. AirCARE1 founder, Denise Waye, did the latter and started AirCARE1 over a decade ago with the goal of providing better care for air ambulance patients.

Our Commitment To Safety

All of the flight crew and medical personnel at AirCARE1 are required to attend ongoing training classes in order to remain current on the latest techniques and information in their field. Initial training includes loading and unloading procedures, in-flight emergencies, intubations, survival training, and more. We want our flight crew to be ready for any emergency or contingency that may arise.

Our continuing education requirements include critical care transport for all ages, cardiovascular emergencies, burn management, infection control, and more. Other areas of continuing education include neurology, pulmonary, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, and assessment training. We want our flight crews and medical crews to be trained for any contingency that might arise and, as such, we require education in a wide variety of areas.

Our commitment to patient safety and comfort is among the best in the field, as is evidenced by our numerous accreditations and our top-rated personnel.

Dual Accreditation

AirCARE1 is proud of our dual accreditation status. We’ve earned both the CAMTS, which is the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems, and the Eurami, which is the European Aeromedical Institute, accreditations for our excellence in service. This is a rarity for air ambulance services and is further proof of our commitment and dedication to the safety and well being of our patients.

In addition, we’re one of only two air ambulance providers in the United States that is a preferred provider for the International Assistance Group.

Our Focus On Holistic Care

At AirCARE1, we know that holistic methods can achieve excellent results so we incorporate holistic methods into our patient care regimen. We supply our patients with noise-reducing headphones so that they can listen to therapeutic music during the flight. Hand massages can work wonders for a anxious patient as can aromatherapy. We incorporate any or all of these and more as the patient needs them in order for them to remain relaxed and comfortable during transport. Medical transports can be stressful and we strive to eliminate as much stress as possible for our patients.

We Provide Care To All Types Of Patients

AirCARE1 provides air ambulance transportation to all types of patients going into or out of the Tucson area. Whether you need adult transportation, pediatric transportation, neonatal transportation, geriatric transportation, or bariatric transportation in the Tucson area, AirCARE1 can get you to your destination safely and comfortably.

Our neonatal transport includes a fully equipped, medical level 3 intensive care unit and incubator attended by some of the best NICU nurses and neonatal physicians in the field. We know that infants are very fragile and understand the specific needs of this type of patient.

All of the medical flight crew at AirCARE1 are highly trained in the transportation of pediatric patients and know the best methods for ensuring their comfort and safety. Transporting children safely requires a variety of specific considerations that our teams are well trained to handle.

Almost 15% of the population in the U.S. is more than 65 years old. Geriatric patients have unique needs and may be more susceptible to issues such as dehydration, skin wounds, physical and physiological changes in their bodies, and side effects of their required medications. Tucson has a particularly high geriatric population because of the warm, dry climate and the availability of medical care, both traditional and holistic.

Transporting bariatric patients requires an in-depth knowledge of complications that can arise during the flight as well as how to best handle them. We’re experts at transporting bariatric patients and providing for their safe, comfortable transport to the necessary medical facility. In addition, we have specialized equipment and larger cargo doors specifically designed to accommodate obese patients.

State Of The Art Medical Equipment

Our sophisticated system of medical equipment combines with our dedication and commitment to our patients to ensure that they receive the best medical care possible. Our medical equipment is state-of-the-art and our patient care system begins when we arrive at the medical facility in the Tucson area. The patient is transferred to our unique Lifeport Patient Care System and then taken aboard one of our specialized Learjets. The Lifeport Patient Care System enables us to transport the patient more comfortably and safely than traditional methods of air ambulance transport. This system was developed exclusively by AirCARE1 based on many years of medical transportation experience. It also helps conserves the patient’s energy and is as free of stress as we can make it.

Our loading ramps are customized to prevent any unsteadiness during the loading process and our loading doors are 30% wider than the industry norm which can help with larger patients.

Our adult monitoring equipment includes:

  • Zoll Propaq MD Monitor
  • LTV1200 Ventilator
  • Alaris Pumps

Our neonatal monitoring equipment includes:

  • Neonate Isollete
  • Cross Vent 2i Ventilator
  • Medfusion Pumps

Our equipment, dedication, and expertise enable us to provide patient care that is equal to or better than that received in the finest medical facilities, no matter how fragile the patient.

Enhanced Comfort With A Smoother Ride

Our sophisticated fleet of Learjets provide the utmost in ride comfort and we fly at a higher altitude than most other air ambulance services. This reduces air turbulence and yields a smoother ride for the patient.

Additionally, our aircraft are outfitted with business class interiors making for a pleasant and comfortable ride for both the patient and their loved one.

Why Choose AirCARE1 In Tucson, Arizona

Our sophisticated medical equipment and our dedication to the care and safety of our patients make us the best choice for air ambulance service for those going into or out of Tucson. Our fleet of Learjets provides a quiet, smooth and comfortable ride and our team of medical professionals will ensure you have the best care available. Our patients and their families often write us about their experiences with AirCARE1 and express gratitude for the expertise and compassion shown to their loved ones.

If you need air ambulance service into or out of the Tucson area, you can trust AirCARE1 to get you to your final destination safely. Our rates are competitive, our equipment is the best available, and our dedication to our patients is unparalleled. We fly domestically within the United States as well as to countries throughout the world. Call our team of flight coordinators today at 1.877.760.7760 (or 505.242.7760 internationally) to learn more about our services and to get a free, no obligation quote. You may also click here to request a quote online.