American Family Children's Hospital

Arranging Emergency Transport

To transport an adult or pediatric patient

(608) 263-6796

(800) 472-0111


To transport a neonate

Mother-Baby Care

(866) 678-7636


Transplant Referral information

UW Health's Critical Care Transport Program works with physicians, hospitals and emergency services to make life-saving care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
UW Med Flight helicoptorUW Med Flight
The Med Flight team includes specially-trained emergency physicians, flight  nurses, dispatchers and pilots who fly to other facilities and emergency scenes within a 225-mile radius of Madison.
Med Flight's medical compartment is essentially a flying emergency room, equipped with airway equipment including a ventilator, blood pressure and heart monitors, IV equipment, defibrillators and pacemaker equipment.
Also on board is a complete array of emergency medicine drugs, including those for treating heart attacks and brain injuries.
And to expedite transfer of patients experiencing a STEMI heart attack to UW Hospital, our Level One Heart Attack Program is just a hotline call away at (877) MI2-UWHC.
Learn more about Med Flight
CHETA: Children's Hospital Emergency Transport Ambulance


Critical Care Transport, the ambulance of American Family Children's Hospital

CHETA is the American Family Children's Hospital critical care transport ambulance. With both air and ground critical care transport, our program provides highest level of interfacility transport care available in the region.


CHETA provides a minimum team composition of advanced-trained, PALS-certified pediatric intensive care nurses and pediatric respiratory therapists.


A pediatric critical care fellow or staff physician may accompany the transport team if patient acuity requires that level of care.


In addition, the CHETA team transports neonates from throughout the region to Madison for advanced medical care. CHETA provides service to two NICUs: the Level 3 NICU at UnityPoint Health – Meriter and the Level 4 NICU at UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital.


Learn more about CHETA


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Other Services


In addition to transport, Med Flight and Critical Care Transport teams are available to provide consultation and training on a variety of topics, including:

  • Interpretation of radiographs 
  • Interpretation of laboratory results 
  • Pharmacotherapy 
  • Fluid therapy 
  • Equipment training 
  • Legal and ethical issues 
  • Documentation 
  • Team member roles and chain of command 
  • Vehicle safety (including helicopter safety, landing zone set-up)
  • Safe transport of patients 
  • Transport physiology 
  • Psychosocial aspects of transport 
  • Outreach and education