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Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center

1325 S Cliff Avenue
P.O. Box 5045
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5045

Careflight Emergency Air Transport

When life-threatening illness or injury strikes, every second until treatment counts. Emergency transport may be critical to survival and recovery.

In a region with a large, widely-scattered rural population, rapid emergency air transport is essential. Careflight brings state-of-the-art technology to the people throughout the region, with a helicopter and airplane stationed in Sioux Falls. Careflight is ready to respond.

Aviation services provided by Avera McKennan Careflight and MRIS, LLC.

More About Careflight

Fast Facts

  • Over 2.3 million miles traveled
  • Completed our 10,000th flight in the rotor wing helicopter as of October 12, 2009
  • Over 5400 fixed wing transports
  • Over 900 ground transports
  • over 15,000 patients transported
  • CAMTS Certified (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services)

Careflight Team Expertise

With Careflight, you receive the best possible care throughout the flight. Flight teams maintain expertise in the following areas:

  • Trauma
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Medical/surgery
  • Cardiology (cardiac balloon pump)
  • Burns
  • Neonatology
  • Neurology

Purchase Careflight Insurance

The cost of emergency air transport often exceeds $8,000. To ensure full coverage, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center offers the Careflight Member Program for a low annual fee of $49.

For more information, download the Careflight brochure or to become a member, print out the Careflight Member Application and send back to the Avera McKennan Foundation.