UT LIFESTAR’s headquarters is located on the campus of the University of Tennessee Medical Center. It includes a communications center, aviation maintenance facility and administrative offices.
The medical helicopter fleet is comprised of Eurocopter EC-135s and Bell 407s, and UT LIFESTAR is able to provide the most rapid transport to area hospitals.
We fly more than 2,200 patients per year to hospitals across our region. We provide services to East Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and Western North Carolina.
The service area can extend beyond the marked area on the map.
To complement its state of the art aircraft fleet, UT LIFESTAR also maintains five, 24-hour aeromedical bases located strategically throughout the East Tennessee Region. Bases in Morristown, Sweetwater, Sevierville, Jacksboro and Rockwood allow for more expedient travel times to both our patients and health care partners, ultimately increasing a patient’s chance of survival.
UT LIFESTAR 1 – Morristown
UT LIFESTAR 2 – Rockwood
UT LIFESTAR 3 – Sevierville
UT LIFESTAR 4 – Jacksboro
UT LIFESTAR 5 – Sweetwater
UT LIFESTAR is the East Tennessee region’s choice for air medical critical care transport.
Serving a 150 mile radius of Knoxville, the organization’s patients and health care partners can expect safe and patient-centered care from our experienced flight crews.
The fleet consists of two American Eurocopter EC-135 helicopters and three Bell 407 helicopters.
The aircraft are strategically located, delivering solutions for rapid helicopter transport and definitive and life saving emergency care.
After recognizing the needs of our patients and health care partners, UT LIFESTAR strategically placed its aircraft across the region to minimize the aircraft travel to hospitals and EMS agencies in the field.
Through collaborative efforts and partnerships, this has allowed UT LIFESTAR improved delivery time of our critical care transport teams and definitive medicine to patients served.
An aircraft can be in most locations within our service area in 15 minutes or less.
The five bases allow emergency staff to respond closer to the scene, which cuts the response time and, therefore, increases patient chances of survival.