Expert: Air Ambulance

Saint Alphonsus Life Flight

Life Flight: Committing our lives to saving yours

When it comes to critical care transport services, there is no doubt that Life Flight has changed the response and delivery of critical care services throughout the region.

Saint Alphonsus Life Flight began services in 1986 and was the first critical care transport program developed in Idaho. After flying over 20,000 missions and growing to claim over 22,000 square miles as our local service, Life Flight has earned respect as being the most skilled and progressive flight program in Idaho. Simply stated, for over 20 years we have committed our lives to saving yours.

Our medical crew, pilots, and dispatchers make up a highly trained team who, throughout years of experience, has developed an instinct and unmatched skill for locating and caring for the critically ill and injured. Whether you require medical transport from one hospital to another, or are in a remote location, Life Flight will respond and transport you to the nearest, most appropriate hospital for care.

Our unparallel commitment to bring you home safely, plus our use of state-of-the-art technologies such as satellite tracking and night vision goggles to enhance wilderness rescues, makes us the number one medical transport team that agencies call for the most complicated missions.

Always climbing higher to be there for you

Life Flight is an extension of this region's Trauma Center at Saint Alphonsus, which allows our flight crew to work in a trauma environment and experience, understand and practice first-hand how to best care for the critically-ill and injured patients.

Life Flight was also one of the first air medical transport programs in Idaho to achieve accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), which enforce strict safety standards and guidelines for transporting patients. Life Flight is among 35% of programs in the nations that has achieved this accreditation

Of course, we can not do this alone; we depend on local ambulance, fire, law enforcement and hospital crews to begin life saving care, communicate emergency information, and prepare safe landing zones for our arrival. Our collaborative efforts with these rural healthcare providers have helped to improve the quality of medical care for patients right from the start.

We also depend on the financial support of our members - now numbering nearly 100,000 individuals - for there continued commitment to help us improve critical care response throughout the region.

Become a Life Flight member

The Saint Alphonsus Life Flight membership program helps to directly fund the Life Flight program so we can continue to transport critically ill newborns, pregnant mothers at risk, heart attack or stroke victims, and others who are critically ill or injured.

Depending upon the distance, air medical transport and patient-care charges can exceed $10,000. With a Life Flight membership you and your family can be transported free of charge, when medically necessary, by Saint Alphonsus Life Flight or their medical transport partners around the region.

In addition, by supporting the Life Flight membership program you are extending support to local emergency service agencies in your community, and helping to provide them with life-saving equipment, grants, or other critical support to continue to respond to local emergencies.

Join Today:

- Several pricing options available to meet your family needs:
1 year - $50
2 year - $90
5 year - $200
Lifetime -$1000 (Payable in full or equally over 4 consecutive years)

Life Flight business memberships can offer employers a great way to show their appreciation to employees at very little cost. Contact Life Flight at (800) 574-9464 to learn more.

- Membership covers you, your spouse and any unmarried dependents you claim on your income tax return.

- Members will not incur out-of-pocket expenses for medically necessary flights if flown by Life Flight or our medical transport partners in Idaho, Oregon, California, Nevada and Wyoming.

- At your request, 10% of your membership fee will be donated to the local ambulance, fire or first responder unit you designate in your community.

When seconds count and experience matters, we are always climbing higher to be there for you.