Fast, safe aeromedical transportation for East Tennessee
UT LIFESTAR Aeromedical Services offers fast and safe transportation to all of East Tennessee with highly trained professionals that provide excellent patient-centered care.
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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 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.
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.
All air operations are provided by Med-Trans. All medical services are provided by The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Learn More
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