What is EMS?

Emergency medical services, also known as ambulance services or paramedic services, are a type of emergency service dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care, transport to definitive care, and other medical transport to patients with illnesses and injuries which prevent the patient from transporting themselves.

What is an EMT?

Emergency Medical technicians are clinicians, trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes.

Is Wharton EMS a part of Wharton Fire Department?

Wharton EMS is a separate entity and not part of the fire department.  

What is the difference between BLS and ALS?

Basic Life Support usually only requires the care of an EMT basic or intermediate. Advanced Life Support requires a Paramedic for patients that may need more advanced care, such as cardiac monitoring or advanced airway management.

Where can an Wharton EMS take you?

Wharton EMS can take you to the closest appropriate hospital. Due to call volume and limited resources we may not be able to always take you to the hospital of your choice.

How do I request an ambulance run record?

You must come to the station, 2010 N. Fulton, and request a record in person. Please bring proper ID you will have to fill out a paper request form. If you are not a family member you may take the paper request to the patient, have them fill out the paperwork, have it notarized and then pay the small nominal fee.

How much will I be charged?

Please contact the billing department for questions about insurance and charges. Predentia 979-282-9955.

Can I call an ambulance for a lift assist? Is it Free?

Yes you can call an ambulance for a lift assist. Please contact Predentia for billing questions 979-282-9955.

Who sees my private information?

You are protected under the HIPPA act. Your information is protect and encrypted on our servers. It is sent to the billing department and all documents are shredded.

Can the ambulance just give me a ride?

No, Wharton EMS is for 911 emergencies and only transport to the Hospital Emergency Department.

Do you offer any classes?

Yes Wharton EMS offers CPR classes, ACLS classes and PALS classes. The last week of the month is when classes are held. Please call 979-532-4811 ext. 700 for more information.

What if I have a complement or complaint?

Please contact John Kowalik the EMS director at 979-532-4811 ext 701. Wharton EMS loves getting feedback from the community we serve.

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City of Wharton
120 East Caney Street
Wharton, Texas 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2491

Wharton Volunteer Fire Department
319 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 400


Wharton Police Department
1407 N Richmond Rd

Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-3131

City of Wharton Civic Center
1924 N Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-2491 Ext 600
Wharton Emergency Management
1407 N Richmond Rd.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 570
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