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

EMS May 2019At Allina Health EMS, we celebrated EMS Week 2019 from May 19-25. This year's theme was "Beyond the Call." As we look at employee well-being and what we can do to support that, the theme resonates strongly throughout the year.

Throughout the week, our bases hosted events to help recognize and to appreciate our staff. This year, we hosted three networking events at different locations. 

In addition, this spring saw the arrival of Evie LaCroix, who began training as our first EMS therapy dog and the recent retirement of Chief/President Brian LaCroix after 22 years of service (16 of which were in the chief role). We wish him well on his new adventure as the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) president. During the search for our next chief/president, Director Susan Long and Associate Medical Director Andrew Stevens will serve together in the president's role.


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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