The nation's first

civil air ambulance company

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We hold the highest standards for safety and maintenance

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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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Meet Mercy Flights Interim CEO Mike Burrill Jr.

We are excited to welcome long-time Mercy Flights Inc. champion Mike Burrill Jr. as our interim CEO. Mike Jr. is our former board chair of six years and has served on the MFI board for the past 12 years. He has been instrumental in helping upgrade our fleet of ambulances and aircraft. The Burrill family has a rich history of support for Mercy Flights. Mike’s grandfather (Eugene) served as an MFI board member in the 1950’s, helped build Mercy Flights’ first hangar, and flew medical missions. Mike’s father (Mike Sr.) was also a former board member and flew medical missions for MFI.

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.