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UT Health East Texas EMS and AIR 1

Across East Texas, we are answering the call with life-saving emergency care.

When Seconds Count

When an emergency happens and seconds count, the men and women of UT Health East Texas EMS and AIR 1 answer the call. With more than 50 ambulances, three active helicopters and one helicopter in reserve that are strategically located across the region, emergency teams provide rapid access to care.

UT Health East Texas EMS and AIR 1 are equipped to begin treatment at the scene, which saves lives. An upgraded fleet of emergency transport vehicles features Pulsara, an advanced mobile communication technology to track heart and stroke patients in real time before, during and after arrival at the emergency room. Every second saved during an emergency, improves the likelihood of a life saved. 

Accrediation Matters

UT Health East Texas EMS is the only ground transport service in the region accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). In addition, UT Health East Texas AIR 1 is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). These accrediations mean UT Health EMS has met or exceeded industry standards for quality, patient care and safety. Also, the UT Health East Texas EMS Dispatch Center is one of only nine centers in Texas to be recognized as an Accredited Cnter of Excellence (ACE) by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch. 

UT Health East Texas EMS Membership

Medical emergencies are stressful and bring unplanned expenses. But UT Health East Texas EMS membership gives you peace of mind. To learn more or to sign up for UT Health East Texas EMS membership, click here.