Community Paramedic Program
The program is designed to identify and assist patients with life-altering circumstances who may need additional support accessing primary care and community medical resources to stabilize and potentially diminish their reliance on emergency services. Patients are interviewed and assessed to evaluate which community and medical resources may be available to stabilize the patient’s situation. Based on the assessment findings, the Community Paramedic will facilitate the appropriate referrals to community partners for available health care and social services for all aspects of patient care.
The Community Paramedic Program is staffed by an experienced Bryan Fire Department certified paramedic who responds, primarily in a non-emergency mode, in a department vehicle to patients referred by emergency operations crews and other medical or social providers. The Community Paramedic Program is capable of providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) equipment and may arrange transportation for patients to destinations other than the Emergency Department and provide medical exams and treatment for patients in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
If you or someone you know is in need of the services provided by the Community Paramedic Program, you can contact us using our online form.