Community paramedicine in BC is intended primarily for older patients living with chronic conditions such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and diabetes, or who are at risk of falls. All patients must be referred by their primary care physician or local health care provider.
Community paramedics also provide community services including outreach and awareness activities, clinical education delivery, and group clinical assessments.
To refer a patient:
To request an outreach service:
As of January 2019, all patient requests for community paramedicine service should be faxed to 1-250-953-3119, while outreach requests can be faxed or emailed to CP.Coordinators@bcehs.ca
. A centralized coordinator team will work with you and the community paramedic to process the request.
See the attached Community Contacts
(PDF) for a list of communities offering community paramedicine services.
Questions? Email CommunityParamedicine@bcehs.ca