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Wolfson Children's Hospital Critical Care Transport

Critical Care Transport

If your child is critically ill at another medical facility and needs transport to Wolfson Children’s Hospital, you can trust us to provide safe transport with life-saving care along the way.

Experienced Teams

During transport, your child is cared for by nurses and respiratory therapists experienced in pediatric and newborn critical care.

Serving the Region

Covering the entire region in North Florida and South Georgia, our Kids Kare vehicles and helicopter safely transport more than 1,300 infants and children a year to Wolfson Children’s for emergency critical care, trauma and specialty care.

Wolfson Children's Hospital Transport Coverage Area

Direct Access to Life Saving Trauma Care When Minutes Matter

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Wolfson Children's Hospital Mobile ICU

Kids Kare Mobile ICU

Kids Kare is equipped with everything needed to care for critically ill infants and children of all ages:

  • Advanced monitoring
  • Defibrillator, IV pumps and medications
  • Neonatal/pediatric ventilators
  • Infant isolettes with warmers
  • Equipment for oxygenation and airway management

A parent may ride along if conditions allow. DVD players allow less critical patients to watch videos on longer trips.

Wolfson Children's Hospital Kids Kare Helicopter

Kids Kare Helicopter

Carries pediatric-specific medical equipment for advanced life support, including:

  • Advanced monitoring
  • Defibrillator/pacemaker capability
  • Advanced airway management equipment
  • Isolette for newborns to regulate body temperature
  • Nitric oxide

The new Kids Kare helicopter is fully equipped with all medications and supplies needed to treat a critically ill or injured infant or child during transport. The helicopter also includes a satellite phone to ensure constant communication between the crew and pediatric physician specialists at Wolfson Children’s during transport.

Wolfson Children's Hospital Arrange Transportation

How to Arrange Transportation

Hospitals or referring physicians that need to arrange patient transport should call the Wolfson Children’s Hospital Transfer Center 24/7.

With one call, you will be connected to an attending physician, who will determine your patient’s eligibility and notify our patient transfer coordinator to immediately initiate patient transport via Kids Kare, Life Flight or airplane.

Wolfson Children's Hospital Transfer Center:

904.202.KIDS (5437)
877.240.KIDS (5437) toll-free

Take a tour of our Kids Kare Mobile ICU

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