Neonatal Transport Services

Region-wide transport of critically ill neonates has been available for over ten years, with services available 24 hours a day to rapidly transport critically ill newborns. Advanced training and years of experience help us stabilize newborns with life-threatening conditions to ensure the best outcome. All of our Neonatologists are board-certified in Pediatrics and sub-board certified/eligible in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Our neonatal Intensive care unit (NICU) is one the largest and most respected in the region.

For our 24-hour Physician consultation, referral or Neonatal Transport, please call:
The NICU Transport Hotline at 1(800) 616-6122 or (210) 358-1593

 The transport team is a multidisciplinary effort that includes neonatal nurses and registered respiratory therapists. For critically ill babies, a neonatal nurse practitioner or physician will accompany the NICU nurse and respiratory therapist.

Special transport isolettes are equipped with the latest technology including High Frequency and Conventional Ventilators, Nitric Oxide, passive cooling, and cardio-respiratory monitors. Two transport teams are available by helicopter, fixed wing or ambulance carriers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. University Health System has the only dedicated ground transportation for newborns. With San Antonio AirLife based at University Hospital, the Neonatal Transport Team will determine and provide the quickest, safest route from community hospitals throughout South Texas to University Hospital's Level III NICU.

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