Every second counts after an accident or other medical emergency. Our Life-Guard team takes to the air to get expert medical care to patients who need it immediately if we can't get there by ambulance.

In 1981, Carilion Clinic Life-Guard became Virginia's first air ambulance service. Currently operated by Med-Trans Corporation, Life-Guard provides 24-hour transport for the entire state of Virginia, as well as parts of West Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Our specialized fleet of helicopters operates out of three bases throughout the state, providing fast emergency access to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center.

Our Life-Guard flight team is staffed by nationally registered paramedics, registered nurses, and FAA-trained pilots, all of whom have received specialized training and certifications in air medical transport. Air medical operations are provided by Med-Trans Corporation.

Carilion Clinic Life-Guard is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS).

Billing Information

Med-Trans (Air Medical Group Holdings)

West Plains Patient Accounts P.O. Box 708, West Plains, MO 65775




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Service Benefits
Fast emergency access to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center.
Helicopters are outfitted with the most advanced life support systems available.
On-board professionals can begin taking stabilization and treatment on the way to the hospital
Crew members complete extensive studies in flight physiology, aircraft safety, survival skills, and critical care unit rotations.
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