The nation's first

civil air ambulance company

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We are working to save lives and foster healthy communities in Southern Oregon and Northern California. We rescue neighbors in crisis and deliver them safely to our hospital partners. We engage with other first responders and lawmakers to ensure that the needs of residents come first. Our company was founded for a cause, not for a profit.


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The nation's first nonprofit air ambulance
Founded in 1949 with a social mission to serve residents in need, Mercy Flights provides nonprofit air and ground medical transport while also leading programs that improve community health.


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Supporting the community is one of our top priorities.


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What makes us different?
Driven by our nonprofit status we work with a shared vision to save lives and foster healthy communities in Southern Oregon and Northern California.


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Aircraft and ambulances may be the tools we use to save lives, but our people are the true lifeline of Mercy Flights Inc. From the office, dispatch and mechanical experts who keep us running smoothly, to our flight, ground and medical crews on the front line, every team member plays a critical role. Together we care for families, friends and neighbors to build safer, healthier Southern Oregon and Northern California communities.

Mercy Flights and COVID-19 Vaccinations

As the Mercy Flights team continues our core work of providing medical transportation to our neighbors, we are also working closely with local health authorities to support the community roll out of COVID-19 vaccinations. In this second phase of vaccinations (Phase 1b-c), we are working with the Jackson County Health Department to serve our most vulnerable neighbors who are living in residential care facilities and unable to travel to vaccination clinics. Moving forward, we will continue to assist our public health partners with the vaccine role out to community members under the Oregon Health Authority and Governor Brown’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.

At this time, we encourage our Mercy Flights Members to seek vaccinations through their health care providers or county vaccination clinics. If we have the opportunity to host a vaccination clinic, we will be sure to let our members and our communities know.

Thank you for your support and patience as we work together to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Ben’s Story

Until an unexpected illness occurred two years ago we believed, as we’re sure many do, that a Mercy Flights membership for a young and healthy family would never be needed.  Why would we pay a membership fee for a service we would never use?  We learned the hard way that life can veer strangely off course when you least expect it.

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Honoring Our Founders

Mercy Flights honors Helene Milligan, the wife of George Milligan, for her contributions to Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Helene Milligan

Lived from February 15th, 1918 to March 18th, 2019.

Read her Obituary here.