American Family Children's Hospital

Arranging Emergency Transport

Arranging Emergency Transport

Call the following number to arrange transport via Med Flight or Critical Care Transport:

(800) 472-0111

UW Health's emergency transportation services program works with physicians, hospitals and emergency services to make available life-saving critical care 24 hours a day, 7 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 HospitalCHETA is the American Family Children's Hospital critical care transport ambulance and is a part of our comprehensive transport program that includes UW Med Flight. Both of these modes of transport provide the 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.

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