Our Community Paramedic Program is designed to utilize existing well trained medical staff (Paramedics) who are already in the field, to work with the healthcare community, and operate as a safety net for the medically vulnerable, and patients who have become disconnected from their primary care providers.
The goals of our program are:
A visit from the Community Paramedic Program may be ordered by the physician upon discharge from the hospital. The primary goal of the visit is to ensure that the patient and family are making a good recovery, know when to call the doctor if the recovery isn’t going as hoped, and make sure the patient has and understands how to take the medications the doctor ordered upon discharge. If a visit is ordered, the Community Paramedic will call to make an appointment at a convenient time and come to the patient’s home in a PMH car (not the ambulance). Visits from the Community Paramedic Program are currently free, as they are supported by a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
PMH Community Paramedic Program Providing Free Services at Jubilee Food Bank
Every Tuesday, the PMH Community Paramedic program provides free blood pressure and blood sugar checks to those that may not otherwise seek out these services. Patients are given a card to track and monitor these vitals over a period of time. “This is a great idea primarily because the majority of those who use the Food Bank are in financial crisis and would very likely avoid or put off seeking medical attention if needed.”- Bill Notaro
PMH Paramedics visit Jubliee Food Bank in Prosser every Tuesday from 10am-11am.
Jubilee Food Bank - 1429 Stacy Avenue, Prosser, WA 99350
Free blood pressure checks are also available 24/7 at the PMH Emergency Department.