The Rega Principle
Emergency medical assistance by air
Rega comes to the aid of people in distress, providing swift, professional medical assistance by air. In order to do this, it employs state-of-the-art operating resources, such as helicopters and air-ambulances. Rega’s workforce comprises qualified, experienced staff.
In the service of its patients
Rega acts according to medical necessity and in the service of its patients. It is a privately run, non-profit foundation, which operates independently of the State or of financial interests. Rega's task is to rescue, not to pass judgement on right or wrong, guilt or innocence.
Funded by its patrons
Rega is supported and funded by its patrons. In grateful acknowledgement of this support, Rega can waive the costs of rescue missions carried out on patrons’ behalf, providing that these costs are not covered by a health or accident insurance.