Cox Air Care

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Cox Air Care[edit]

  • Headquarters Location: Springfield, MO
  • Operating Authority: Cox Health
  • Base Locations (MO): Bolivar and Springfield
  • Service Type: Advanced Life Support
  • Clinical Services Provider (Flight Nurses and Paramedics): Cox Health
  • Aviation Services Provider (Pilots and Mechanics): Air Methods Corporation
  • Coverage area: See "Overview" section
  • Number of Aircraft: 2
  • Dispatch Provider: Cox EMS Central Dispatch Center
  • Official Website: Cox Air Care Web Page


Cox Air Care is an air ambulance service that is headquartered in Springfield, MO. They provide response to Southern/Southwestern Missouri, Northeastern Oklahoma, and Northern Arkansas. Cox Air Care has a fleet of 2 aircraft, and flies critically ill/injured patients from scenes and smaller rural medical facilities to larger tertiary care hospitals. Response area is generally within a 175-200 mile radius each base.

Cox Air Care is a partnership between Cox Health and the Air Methods Corporation. Cox employs their own flight nurses and paramedics. Air Methods employs the pilots and mechanics, and maintains operational control over both aircraft.

Bases and Aircraft (Missouri)[edit]

Cox Air Care 1[edit]

Cox Air Care 1 is a 2007 MD900 helicopter (N902LC) that is based at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield.

Cox Air Care 2[edit]

Cox Air Care 2 is a 1996 MD900 helicopter (N902CH) that is based at Citizens Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar.

Dispatch, Radio System, and Frequency Information for this agency[edit]

Cox Air Care uses the Missouri Statewide P25 System (MOSWIN) for dispatch and flight operations.

Cox Air Care (MOSWIN P25 System)[edit]

Talkgroup User Talkgroup ID Voice Description
Cox Air Care Dispatch/Flight Following Ops 26903 P25

Conventional Frequencies[edit]

User Frequency Tone Type Voice Description
Cox Air Care 1 (Springfield Base Alerting) 155.265 PL 118.8 Conventional Analog
Cox Air Care 2 (Bolivar Base Alerting) 462.0375 Conventional DMR