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Ambulance in Western Kentucky

Methodist Health Ambulance Services

When you call for an ambulance, you deserve to know that the team will respond quickly and is capable of providing the patient with the critical care they need. You can expect high quality care from the Henderson ambulance service at Methodist Health. Our ambulances are staffed by paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) who operate from two strategically located facilities in Western Kentucky. From these locations, our team can cover a wide area throughout Henderson, Morganfield and the surrounding areas and get patients to the hospital in minimal time.

Ambulance technicians can provide patients with:

  • Blood draws
  • IV initiation
  • Cardiac monitoring/treatment
  • Medication administration
  • Limited surgical procedures
  • First aid
  • CPR
  • Other advanced life support procedures

How to Call an Ambulance

Having an ambulance dispatched from your nearest location is as simple as calling 911. Though your situation can be stressful, try to remain calm and speak to the operator as clearly as possible. The better they can hear you, the faster they can dispatch the ambulance. Ambulance services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

When to Call an Ambulance

You should always call an ambulance in a medical emergency. Attempting to drive the Hospital yourself is dangerous, and even if you have a friend or family member drive they will not be able to move through traffic as quickly as an ambulance. Remember that the technicians in the ambulance have medical training and access to equipment that can make all the difference in the patient’s recovery. They also know the fastest route to the Hospital and contact the medical staff so they can prepare to receive you.

It is recommended you call 911 if:

  • You feel tight chest pains and difficulty breathing
  • Someone has had a heart attack
  • You have suffered a severe injury
  • You are bleeding nonstop
  • Someone has fallen unconscious and is not responding

Though it may be comforting to ride to the hospital with a friend, the care you receive from an ambulance could be lifesaving.