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Allina Health Emergency Medical Services

  • Medical mission trip to Jamaica

    In support of the overall Allina Mission of providing exceptional care and restoring health, Colin Brown, critical care paramedic for Allina Health EMS (AHEMS), worked with Dr. Andrew Burgdorf of the Allina Medical Clinic – Buffalo Crossroads to lead a medical mission trip to Jamaica this past month. 

    Six AHEMS clinicians supported a total team of twelve which also included RN's a pharmacist and pharmacy technician.  This allowed for a mobile clinic and pharmacy to visit three impoverished areas outside of the Montego Bay; Copse, Burnt Savanna and Flankers. The team provided detailed assessments and long-term care plans to 200 patients and the pharmacy prescribed 3,500 medications to treat conditions such as infections, diabetes and hypertension.

    Mission Jamaica sponsored the trip and scholarships were available from Allina Health to help fund the mission trip. Prior to the trip, our AHEMS team helped to coordinate the collection of roll-on deodorant and toothpaste to help hand out at the clinics at our EMS bases. Plans are underway for another trip in 2020.

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  • NAEMSP conference presentation

    A new year has brought new opportunities to Allina Health EMS. Our research team had the honor of presenting research studies conducted over the past year at the National Association of EMS Physician's (NAEMSP) conference. Lori Boland, Principal Research Scientist for AHEMS, and Morgan Anderson, Epidemiologist for ImageTrend software company, presented on three different studies.

    Our research team also includes physicians, quality analysts, paramedics and data analysts, whose body of work includes cardiac arrest care, EMS provider well-being, trends in naloxone use and pre-hospital recognition of sepsis. Evidence based research provides the basis for changes to our patient care protocols, improvements to our EMS providers work environment to serve our patients and communities.

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    Join a world-class Emergency Medical Service Team

    The new year brings about new opportunities! As we continue to grow, we are looking for new faces to become a part of our team.

    Provide exceptional care with exceptional people at one of the nation's leading pre-hospital systems. A sign-on bonus is currently available for all qualified paramedics ($2,000 for paramedics with less than 2 years of experience and $5,000 for paramedics with 2+ years of experience). Relocation assistance may be available. 

    Qualified Applicants will possess their Paramedic Certification and WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO OBTAIN an Associate's Degree OR HIGHER WITH IN 24 MONTHS OF START DATE. To find out more, go to

  • Emergencies

    In an emergency, call 911.

    If you cannot get through on 911, call your county phone number.

    For non-emergency medical transportation, call 651-222-0555.

    Allina Health EMS paramedics and ambulances

    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 is one of the region's largest ambulance and medical transport services.

    • We serve more than 100 Minnesota communities, where about one million people live.
    • We employ nearly 570 paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), dispatchers, special transportation drivers, maintenance and administration and support personnel.
    • Our services include priority medical dispatch, 911 pre-arrival instructions, emergency and non-emergency ambulance response, the Greater Minnesota Ride program and wheelchair transport.

    Allina Health Emergency Medical Services: Community report

    In 2017, our 114 vehicles responded to more than 100,000 emergency calls across an 1,800-square-mile area.