St. George Volunteer Firefighters & Ambulance Association
3 School Street, P.O. Box 249, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860 ~ Telephone: (207) 372.6122
St. George Volunteer Firefighters & Ambulance Association | 3 School Street P.O. Box 249 | Tenants Harbor, ME 04860
Community Paramedicine ~ Community Health
Community Paramedicine and Community Health are two creative ways of using existing resources (our trained Paramedics) to address otherwise unmet health care needs of the community.
In 2012 St. George Ambulance ~ which has been providing emergency 911 service since 1956 ~ became one of the first services to offer an innovative program called Community Paramedicine which focuses on prevention instead of response.
St. George, a wonderful community of caring citizens, is a rural community with many elderly citizens and other residents whose health care needs outnumber health care options.
Our specially trained Paramedics help to close this gap by working in consultation with Primary Care Physicians, Hospital Discharge Planners and Emergency Room Staff. They address specific identified needs such as:
- Post Surgical/Post Discharge follow up
- Medication compliance and Reconciliation
- Assistance with the management of chronic illnesses such as:
- Other services as directed by the primary care physician.
It is important to note that our personnel do not replace current healthcare services but augment and support them to allow them to do more.
We are dedicated to improving the quality of life and the health of our citizens and visitors. Our Community Health Program is designed to recognize and respond to your healthcare needs through a variety of resources. We strive to help promote healthy living and quality healthcare. Our services include:
- Monthly Awareness Campaigns
Care Link Services:
Through our Care Link Services we hope to become one of the key links in the chain of your healthcare network.
- Well-being checks (pre-scheduled)
- Enrollment Site for "Yellow Dot Program"
- Reviews of Local Resources and Services
For program information and/or participation contact:
Candice Davis, NREMT-P
Community Health Coordinator
The first step in qualifying for the program is to request a Referral Form.
Click here to download the Referral Form
Patient Referrals can come from:
- Hospital Discharge Planners
In all cases, your primary care physician must fill out the Referral Form for return to us. Referral Forms will be reviewed by the Community Health Coordinator. Upon acceptance to the program, you will be contacted to schedule an intake visit.
A LIMITED NUMBER of clients will be accepted in either program based on availability of resources and scheduling.