EmergyCare and COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, EmergyCare Administrative Offices are closed to walk-ins.
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
As you know, COVID-19 is now present in Northwestern Pennsylvania, and we have been caring for and transporting patients with the virus. The safety of our patients and employees is our top priority. Every decision we make is being guided by our mission to save lives and positively impact the health, well-being, and safety of the communities we serve.
EmergyCare's COVID 19 response:
- We are disinfecting all our equipment and surfaces to include door handles, tables, light switches inside and outside of each unit after each patient contact.
- We are taking care of our staff and we are focused on their safety and productivity during this time. EMTs and Paramedics are among the workers on the front lines of the Coronavirus outbreak responding to general illness calls every day. Employees have been instructed to stay home if they feel ill or have any symptoms of Influenza-like Illness.
- We have instituted remote work for as many of our administrative staff as possible.
- Reallocation of staff to cover for staff exposures and illness throughout our geographic footprint.
- Reallocate funds to purchase necessary equipment for remote work, additional cleaning and disinfecting supplies, and PPE
- We are working with vendors to obtain more PPE. But as most of you can imagine, because of demand and shortages it difficult.
Please consider making a donation to help us purchase additional PPE equipment for our 1st Responders. Your gift will be used to purchase Personal Protective Equipment to keep our staff safe and our crews working in the community.
How can you protect yourself and your family?
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus which spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Get the COVID-19 vaccine
- Wear a mask
- Stay at least 6 feet (2 arm lengths) away from others who don't live with you.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
There are now COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States. Visit the CDC website to learn more about the myths and facts about COVID-19 vaccines
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
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 of the residents of our service area
What is a donor advised fund? A donor advised fund is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support EmergyCare. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, donor advised funds are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.
"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 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."
"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."