Every minute counts when you’re in need of critical medical services, and swift transfer to a facility with an appropriate level of care helps ensure you get timely access to treatment. In the Sutter Health network, ground and air transport providers quickly and efficiently transfer critically ill and injured people to medical centers throughout Northern California.
Sutter’s Critical Care Transportation Network includes dedicated ground ambulances in addition to a fleet of helicopters and fixed-wing air ambulances located at bases across Northern California. And across the Sutter Health network, our hospitals have helipads for quickly transporting and receiving patients.
With one call from your clinical care team, a central hub can dispatch the necessary air or ground ambulance within minutes for an emergency situation. Our ground ambulance provider also offers routine non-emergency services between our medical clinics and hospitals.
If you’re being transported to one of our trauma care centers, you will have immediate access to specialists such as orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and radiologists. Each trauma center is verified by the American College of Surgeons as meeting the organization’s most stringent requirements for trauma center quality.