CALSTAR 8 — UCSF BENIOFF CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, OAKLAND
9351 Earhart Road, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94621
Located at the Oakland Airport and operated by CALSTAR exclusively for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, this base of operations opened November 5, 2014 and now supports a crew of four full – time pilots, eight critical care flight nurses, and one aircraft technician. The dedicated EC135 helicopter–known as “BEAR FORCE One“–provides interfacility transport services to any outlying hospital that needs to refer an infant, child, or high–risk OB patient to UCSF–BCH for care. During transport, medical care is provided by a specialized hybrid team of two critical care nurses–one from UCSF and the other from CALSTAR.