EmergyCare and COVID-19

 

EmergyCare Administrative Offices are closed to walk-ins until further notice.

Important phone numbers:

  • Non-Emergent Transportation Scheduling: 814- 870-1020
  • For Ambulance or Paratransit Billing Questions or issues: 814-870-1030
  • Membership Billing Issues or Questions: 814-870-9999
  • Education Programming Issues or Questions: 814-870-1940

EmergyCare’s mission continues to be the same: to save lives and positively impact the health, well-being, and safety of the communities we serve.    In response to the continued increase of influenza cases and COVID-19 outbreaks in Pennsylvania and throughout the country, we are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to follow recommendations from the CDC,  Department of Health and Bureau of EMS.   

The health and safety of our patients and staff continue to be our top priority. We have taken steps to minimize the risk of exposure for those who use our services and visit our buildings for programming.  Our Patient-Related Safety measures include:

  • Disinfecting of all equipment and surfaces to include door handles, tables, light switches inside of each unit after each patient contact.  
  • When appropriate, the crew will use  “respiratory precautions” and personal protective equipment prior to entering the scene including masking the patient if they are able to tolerate it. 
  • Employees have been instructed to stay home if they exhibit symptoms of acute respiratory illness or fever.
  • Employees have been reminded of proper cough/sneeze etiquette and hand washing techniques.

What should you do?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease in 2019 (COVID-19).  The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus which spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
  • through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Visit the CDC website to learn how you can protect yourself and your family. 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

What should you do if you feel sick?

The CDC recommends that you call your health care provider for medical advice if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing.  What to do if you have COVID-19 and how to prevent the spread can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

We will continue to monitor the situation and make necessary adjustments as appropriate.   But remain assured that EmergyCare will be here for you when your health is on the line if you or your family should need our services.

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Much More than a Ride to the Hospital

While our primary mission is to provide life-saving pre-hospital care in emergency situations, our organization serves the region in numerous other ways.

Some of our services include:

  • Paratransit services for those in wheelchairs or with mobility issues who need transportation to and from medical appointments
  • Interfacility transports for the most critically ill and injured who cannot be moved from one medical facility to another without stretchers, medications and medical personnel
  • Educational offerings for volunteer firefighters, medical office personnel, daycare providers, those interested in EMS careers and the general public
  • Ambulance standby services on-site for community festivals, sporting events and fairs
  • Advocacy and programs to positively affect the health, well-being and safety for the residents of our service area

 

Testimonials

"What an experience my daughter Madison had riding along with your crews recently! She attended Camp EMS in June and then followed up with a ride along in August. The two employees she rode with were excellent role models and has made her interest in becoming an EMT and a Parameic skyrocket! Thanks for developing Camp EMS and the ride along program. ~Regina R."

"Thank you to all the EmergyCare personnel who transported my husband to the Regional Cancer Center for his radiation treatments. Everyone was so kind and patient and it was helpful for familiar faces to take him each time which kept him from getting further aggravated due to his dementia. Your caring was truly appreciated. ~ Loretta N."

"Thank you to the crews who were dispatched to assist my dad in respiratory distress. They worked so hard to help him and my family is very appreciative. ~Chrissy D."