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Allina Health Emergency Medical Services
Allina first on national database created to register AEDs
Allina Health Emergency Medical Services is the first EMS service in the nation linked to a national program to help cardiac arrest victims.
In an emergency,
For non-emergency medical transportation,
Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, formerly known as Allina Medical Transportation, is one of the region's largest ambulance and medical transport services.
Communities we serve
Our primary service area encompasses about 1,200 square miles in the Minneapolis / St. Paul metropolitan area and greater Minnesota.
Allina Health Emergency Medical Services serves these communities in the Minneapolis / St. Paul north metropolitan area.
Allina Health Emergency Medical Services serves these communities in the Minneapolis / St. Paul south metropolitan area.
Allina Health Emergency Medical Services serves these communities:
Allina Health Emergency Medical Services serves these communities in McLeod County.
Allina Health Emergency Medical Services serves these communities in Brown and Nicollet counties:
Allina Health Emergency Medical Services serves these communities in Isanti County.
We also serve portions of these townships: Brunswick, Grass Lake, Nessel, North Branch, Oxford, Royalton.
Allina Health Emergency Medical Services serves these communities in Wright County.
In the news
Allina Health hospitals lead in heart attack response time
The Twin Cities is one of the best places to have a heart attack and cardiac arrest, says Charles Lick, MD, medical director, Allina Health Emergency Medical Services. See the KSTP TV News report on allinanews.com.
Allina Health ambulance service hopes to make defibrillators a phone call away
With a new map and an electronic system for alerting good Samaritans, the emergency call center at Allina Health Emergency Medical Services hopes to quickly dispatch not just ambulances to cardiac arrest patients, but also the nearest automated external defibrillator. Read more on allinanews.com.
ALF Ambulance decreases response times, saves money
Ambulances arrive two minutes faster in Apple Valley, Lakeville and Farmington since Allina Health Emergency Medical Services started responding to emergencies in those communities. Read the story on lakeville.patch.com.
Learning hands-only CPR
Hands-only CPR is so simple that Charles Lick, MD, medical director for Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, can teach it in less than three minutes. See him teach KSTP news anchors on allinanews.com.
Our status management and priority medical dispatch systems ensure the best-equipped ambulance and best-trained professionals arrive at the scene.
In 2012, we responded to nearly 80,000 emergency calls.
Allina Health Emergency Medical Services crews respond exclusively to medical emergencies at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
Emergency ambulance service
Our paramedics and emergency medical technicians respond to emergency calls and handle transfers between health care facilities, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This requires expertise in airway management, electrocardiograms and other livesaving methods.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a test that records the electrical activity of the heart.
In an emergency, dial 911.
911 communications center
Our dispatchers give 911 callers the information they need to handle an emergency medical situation until the ambulance arrives. They can instruct callers on how to deal with choking, sudden cardiac arrest, imminent childbirth and other emergencies. They are certified by the National Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatch.
Choking is when someone can't breathe because food, a toy, or other object is blocking the airway (throat or windpipe).
Sudden cardiac arrest
Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when a quivering of the heart muscle cause the heart to stop pumping blood through the body.
Childbirth the process a pregnant woman goes through to give birth to her baby.
Mobile communications unit
Allina's mobile communications unit brings emergency dispatching out into the field. It is used for pre-scheduled events and responses to emergent incidents where on-site communications and coordination enhances emergency medical service (EMS) operations.
Bringing this technology to the scene has proven very successful. This resource is shared among EMS agencies statewide to assist with natural disasters and other large-scale emergencies.
For non-emergency medical transportation,
Even when it's not an emergency, we make sure people get to the care they need.
Greater Minnesota Van Service
Our van drivers bring residents of Greater Minnesota to and from medical care in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.
As one customer said, "The driver was especially pleasant - a big plus when you're going for your first surgery in 21 years."
Our drivers help non-emergency patients who use wheelchairs get to and from clinic appointments, or go home after a hospital stay or an emergency room visit. Occasionally, our drivers also provide medical transportation to people who need help walking.
Scheduled ambulance service
Traditionally known as basic life support, this service provides ambulance and stretcher transportation for non-emergency patients who are too sick to ride in a wheelchair. Many are hospice or nursing home patients who are living with chronic illness and need qualified personnel to bring them to and from the clinic, hospital or therapy center.
Special events: Standing by in case of an emergency
To arrange this service or to learn more about it, call 651-241-4455 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All special event coverage is based on availability.
Medical emergencies can happen in a crowd. That's why you'll find our paramedics and emergency medical technicians on duty at civic events, concerts and sporting events.
Sponsors of events in our primary service area can ask Allina Health Emergency Medical Services to provide medical coverage in any of these ways: