Children’s National Hospital is the only hospital in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area with a rapid air and ground transport system dedicated exclusively for neonates, infants, children and adolescents. Our highly specialized pediatric and neonatal transport team transports more than 5,000 neonates and children each year.
The Division of Transport Medicine is ready to dispatch its resources to referring facilities at a moment’s notice by either ground (ambulance) or air (helicopter). When your child needs urgent care at Children’s National, we are ready to dispatch our pediatric and neonatal ground teams at a moment’s notice.
We offer one point of contact for referring physicians, to provide critical medical advice, transport logistics, and hospital admission. Patients receive care tailored to their needs, and the quality of care you expect from one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals.
Our team also follows-up with referring medical facilities. By making the transition seamless, the healthcare team can focus on what is really important – your child’s health.
SkyBear Air Transport
Children’s National is the only hospital in the region with pediatric-only trained flight teams — ready to provide critical treatment on the way to the hospital and in the air. Thanks to SkyBear, Children’s rapid helicopter transport service, response times are faster than ever. STAT MedEvac, a direct air carrier arranges and coordinates the operation of SkyBear ambulance services.
The transport team is ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Emergency Communication and Information Center (ECIC) coordinates all aspects of the transport and admissions process and communicates updates to the referring physician