What is Community Paramedicine?
Community paramedicine brings supportive resources to the doorstep of community members with non-emergent needs. A team consisting of a paramedic and social worker will respond and spend as much time as needed to help the individual get the appropriate care and find the resources they need.
This program is a partnership between Hendricks Regional Health and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies of Hendricks County. Services are available through referrals from these partner EMS agencies, a doctor or hospital staff member.
When to Contact Community Paramedicine
In-home services are provided during scheduled appointments. Community paramedicine can help treat non-emergency injuries; provide health assessments and therapy; assist with medication and social services and provide broad access to many community resources. A member of the team will continue to follow up as often as needed to empower the individual to navigate the healthcare system in a way most suitable to their needs.
Here are some common reasons to refer to a community paramedic:
- In-home health assessments
- Blood draws for lab results
- Assisting with management of chronic illness at home
- Medication reconciliation and education
- Wellness, healthy eating, resource management education
- In-home falls assessment
- Help connecting with other community resources
- Public health, home health, social services, continuity of care services
How to Contact Community Paramedicine
The Community Paramedicine program is a referral-based service. Referrals are accepted by secure phone or email message at any time from Hendricks County EMS agencies and approved healthcare providers including:
- EMS staff after an ambulance/patient contact
- Hendricks Regional Health Emergency Department physician/nurse/case workers
- Hendricks Regional Health Hospital staff
- Primary care physicians
If you are an EMS/Fire provider, talk with your EMS Chief about the referral process.
To contact the Community Paramedicine program for a referral, call (317) 718-HELP (4357).
As an early adopter of a community paramedicine program, Hendricks Regional Health is leading the way in innovative healthcare solutions that will benefit our whole community by providing better access to necessary resources. Our strong partnerships with local EMS agencies will help ensure streamlined, efficient delivery of care to an at-risk population. We’re also a top- rated health system with awards from both Healthgrades and Leapfrog, known for providing outstanding patient experiences.