Emergency Medical Service (EMS)

紧急医疗服务, 通常被称为EMS, is a system that provides emergency medical care. Once it is activated by an incident that causes serious illness or injury, the focus of EMS is emergency medical care of any patients. This emergency medical care is provided by highly educated and well-trained Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), 先进的紧急救护, 和医护人员.

EMS is most easily recognized when emergency vehicles or helicopters are seen responding to emergency incidents. But EMS is much more than a ride to the hospital. It is a system of coordinated response and emergency medical care, involving multiple people and agencies. A comprehensive EMS system is ready every day for every kind of emergency.

EMS是一个复杂的系统, and each component of this system has an essential role to perform as part of a coordinated and seamless system of emergency medical care. EMS does not exist in isolation, but is integrated with other services and systems intended to maintain and enhance the community's health and safety. EMS operates at the crossroads of health care, public health and public safety, delivering healthcare in a public safety model. Since EMS providers respond to all kinds of emergencies and hazards, they often work shoulder-to-shoulder with public safety colleagues in law enforcement and fire services. However, EMS remains focused on their primary mission which is emergency medical care.

The organizational structure of EMS, as well as who provides and finances the services, varies significantly from community to community. Prehospital services are sometimes based in a fire department, 一个医院, an independent government agency, 非营利性公司, or be provided for by commercial for-profit companies. In our case, we are a department of the 桃县 委员会. Regardless of provider, the essential components of an EMS System remain the same.

我们的服务, 以及我们的急救医生和护理人员, are licensed and regulated by the State of Georgia, 公共卫生部. In 桃县, our crews respond to over 3,000 calls for assistance each year. This is accomplished using two fully equipped and staffed ambulances around the clock, and a third during times of peak demand. 桃县 provides Paramedic care, employing the latest in technology and clinical guidelines, to ensure our patient’s safety and well-being.

If you have questions about our department, or would like to know how you might become an EMT or Paramedic, please contact our EMS Director. Contact information may be found under the Director’s photograph on this page.



EMS billing is highly technical and closely regulated by the State and Federal government. 正因为如此, 桃县 retains the services of a professional billing company to complete this function on its behalf. This company is Central Georgia Billing Service, Inc.

Because of the overhead associated with providing ambulance services, these bills can seem very expensive. In most cases, the bill is fully or partially covered by the patient’s healthcare insurer. These insurers include commercial insurance (often provided by your employer), 医疗保险, 医疗保险替代计划, 医疗保险补充计划, 医疗补助计划, and sometimes paid out-of-pocket by the patient themselves.

We understand that billing, and insurance reimbursement, are often confusing. If you have questions concerning your bill or what your insurer may have, 或者可能没有, paid in association with your bill, we encourage you to contact our billing company directly. You may contact them by telephone toll free at (833) 200-5037, or at (706) 749-2225. They may also be reached via email at pcambulancebill@gmail.com.

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