Critical care transport services

24/7 referral, consult, admission and neonatal transport assistance.

Children’s Minnesota provides transfer and transport for any critically ill child to both our Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses from any distance in the Upper Midwest. Our neonatal transport team, which operates via ambulance, helicopter or fixed-wing plane is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Transport teams receive specialized training to provide the safety transfer and transportation of patients. Their expertise and state-of-the-art equipment allow them to implement treatments such as nitric oxide therapy and oscillating ventilation immediately upon their arrival at the referral hospital and during the transport.

Arranging transport

Children’s Physician Access representatives will help connect you to a Children’s physician and resources to make transportation arrangements. Call Children’s Physician Access:

Toll free: 866-755-2121

Twin Cities metro area: 612-343-2121

Patients requiring ECMO services

Extracorpreal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) services are provided for patients with severe respiratory and/or cardiac insufficiency that is unresponsive to mechanical ventilation and medical therapy. Staff are available 24 hours a day for professional consultation, patient transport or provision of ECMO. (Note: ECMO is only available at Children’s Minneapolis hospital.) Learn more about the award-winning ECMO program at Children’s Minnesota.