UT LIFESTAR Aeromedical Services offers fast and safe transportation to all of East Tennessee with highly trained professionals that provide excellent patient-centered care.

Site Survey – Public Notice

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems will conduct an accreditation site visit of: UT LIFESTAR

On: September 26-27, 2022 | The purpose of the site visit will be to evaluate the program’s compliance with nationally established medical transport standards. The site visit results will be used to determine whether, and the conditions under which accreditation should be awarded to the program.

Critical Care Treatment for the East Tennessee Region

Based at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, UT LIFESTAR provides critical care treatment and transport to more than 2,200 patients per year.

Our fleet of medical helicopters provides emergency aeromedical services and medical transport to patients in East Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and Western North Carolina.

Founded in 1984, the medical helicopter service operates around the clock, 365 days a year, weather permitting. Since its inaugural flight, UT LIFESTAR has flown more than 50,000 patients since its inception. Today’s fleet consists of five medical helicopters at strategically positioned bases around the region, allowing for rapid transport of critical care patients across the East Tennessee region. This includes East Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and Western North Carolina.

UT LIFESTAR is committed to excellence in clinical care and aviation safety. UT LIFESTAR is staffed by highly skilled personnel and stocked with emergency equipment and medications.

The UT LIFESTAR staff consists of pilots, nurses, paramedics, dispatchers and mechanics. Each helicopter is inspected and serviced daily.

UT LIFESTAR Emergency Activation

UT LIFESTAR air ambulances are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year, weather permitting. A UT LIFESTAR aircraft can be in most locations within our service area in 15 minutes or less.

In-state: 800-792-1033
Out-of-state: 800-854-1033
Local: 865-305-9111

Share Your Feedback

If you are an emergency provider or other health care professional who worked with UT LIFESTAR, and you would like to provide feedback about your experience or track a patient, we welcome your comments.

Emergency Provider Feedback Form


Air Operations Information

All air operations are provided by Med-Trans. All medical services are provided by The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Learn More

AirMedCare Network

UT LIFESTAR participates in the AirMedCare Network, America’s largest air ambulance membership network. Purchase membership coverage across a 38-state service area. Learn More

Continuing Ed Opportunity

UT LIFESTAR and Emergency & Trauma Center Continuing Education Series

Attend the 19th Annual UT LIFESTAR/Emergency and Trauma Services Symposium, Friday, August 25, 2023. Register now.