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Mercy Flights, Inc. is the only non-profit mobile healthcare organization in the state of Oregon.

Mercy Flights, Inc. was founded as a non-profit organization in 1949 by George Milligan and was the first civil air ambulance in the U.S. Milligan, an air traffic controller and pilot in Medford, established Mercy Flights after a friend of his died of polio in S. Oregon, unable to survive the long, slow ground transport to Portland. Over the years, Mercy Flights added ground medical transport services and in 2016 became one of the first Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) providers in Oregon. The MIH program brings healthcare and social services directly to patients where they reside.

The Nation's First Air Ambulance
73 Years of History

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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 Membership

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Peace of mind starting at just $78 per year.

Out-of-pocket transport fees are expensive

Ground ambulance transport fees typically can be more than $1,200, and an Air ambulance transport fee can be more than $20,000. This is separate from any other medical bills you may receive from the hospital or other medical providers.

Insurance doesn’t usually cover transports

Even the best insurances, Medicare, and supplemental policies can leave very large balances. Members pay nothing out of pocket for Mercy Flights services as long as Mercy Flights receives any payment from the member’s insurance or other third party payer.

Membership reduces your costs

A Mercy Flights membership is designed to fill that gap by eliminating or drastically reducing those costs. Our membership can also save you 50% off your bill should you require a non-emergency medical transport with advanced scheduling.

What should you do if you suspect cardiac arrest?

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.