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. 

In 2018, our communications center answered 315,422 calls, which allowed for 131,398 responses by Allina Health EMS staff. 

Learn more in our 2018 Allina Health Emergency Medical Services: Community report.

Emergency Medical Services education newsletter

Vol. 3, issue 3

Allina Health Emergency Medical Services

Pulse Check

September brings the return of students to the classroom and AHEMS is no exception. Our annual PulseCheck Leadership Summit on Thursday, Sept. 26, provides insight into the challenges and successes of leadership. A pre-conference session on Wednesday, Sept. 25, titled “Managing Unexpected Legal Risk,” is led by two lawyers who are also EMS clinicians. The pre-conference day closes out with HockeyFest: EMS on Ice, an opportunity for fun and camaraderie.Proceeds from HockeyFest go to the Minnesota Center of Suicidology (formerly the Strub Caulkins Center for Suicide Research).

Register for PulseCheck here.   

Our clinicians also will complete our bi-annual mandatory education sessions focusing on airway management. In addition, they will complete Elite electronic charting education  to be compliant with the upcoming National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) changes. The collection of data provides information needed for research or publications. 

Last but not least, our third Critical Care Education class starts Tuesday, Sept. 10, and recertification classes are on the horizon.


Join a world-class Emergency Medical Services 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 WITHIN 24 MONTHS OF START DATE. To find out more, go to www.joinallinaems.org

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