STARS is a non-profit organization that provides air medical transportation for critically ill and injured patients by helicopter 24-hours-a-day. STARS has bases in Saskatoon and Regina. In addition to the flight crew, STARS air medical teams consist of advanced care paramedics, critical care nurses and physician oversight when needed.
The province signed a 10-year service agreement with STARS in 2011, and provides annual funding to contribute toward operating costs. STARS also receives strong support from the community and the corporate sector through fundraising contributions.
Cost of a STARS Trip:
- There is a $465 charge per flight for Saskatchewan residents.
- Patients are also responsible for the cost of any road ambulance service needed before or after the helicopter flight.