What is Community Paramedicine?
The Community Paramedicine program is an initiative intended to close the gaps often seen in our communities by expanding the roles of EMS professionals. The Community Paramedic adapts to the needs of each client through collaboration with the client’s Primary Health Care team, resulting in better care for the client which will lead to fewer hospital admissions and visits.
What does a Community Paramedic provide?
- Wellness Checks
- Blood Pressure Monitoring & Blood Glucose
- Fall/Risk Assessments
- Recommendations and Referrals to other
Frequently Asked Questions about the Community Paramedicine Program
How do I access Community Paramedicine
Referrals are required to receive Community Paramedicine services. Clients can be referred to the program by:
- Home Care
- Primary Care Provider/Physician
- Primary Health Care Team
- Other Health Care Professionals
Heartland Health Region EMS Sites Currently Offering Community Paramedicine Services:
Biggar, Davidson, Eston, Kerrobert, Kindersley, Outlook, Rosetown, and Unity
Contact your local EMS Service for more information!