Cox Air Care operates 24/7 from a home base at Cox South in Springfield, Mo. Our program is staffed by four full-time flight nurses and four full-time paramedics, in addition to a crew of trained and experienced pilots and ground crew professionals. We’re the only air medical flight program physically based in Springfield, Mo., and were the first in southwest Missouri to become accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS).


Cox Air Care launched in 1989, and proudly transports critically ill and injured patients throughout southwest Missouri and parts of northwest Arkansas. We fly our MD 902 Explorer with a crew that consists of a flight nurse, flight paramedic and a pilot.

CAMTS is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical transport services. Accreditation is voluntary and includes the evaluation of patient care and safety. Following the initial application process, an on-site visit is conducted and reviews are made of the program and its integration with other hospital departments such as emergency, critical care and dispatch. Cox Air Care was found to demonstrate "a steady balance in all dynamic components of the program."  

At Cox Air Care we pride ourselves on safety, and we wouldn’t be able to achieve any mission without the maintenance staff, pilots, communication specialists and medical crews all working as a team.  

Cox Air Care is operated by Air Methods Corporation.