Emergency Medical Services

EMS Mission Statement

To ensure that all residents of and visitors to San Diego County receive timely and high-quality emergency medical services, specialty care, prevention services, disaster preparedness and response. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a branch of the Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Services Division. It is the 'local EMS agency', or LEMSA, as defined in California law.

State of California Emergency Medical Services Law Health & Safety Code Section 1797.200


California's EMS Act authorizes each county to develop an EMS program and to designate a local EMS agency (LEMSA) that oversees the delivery of EMS within that geographic area:






Coming Soon! CoSD-LEMSIS: A New Data Collection System 


Holiday Closure Notice: Upcoming County Holiday's

Monday, September 5, 2016 - Labor Day

Friday, November 11, 2016 - Veterans Day

Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, 2016 - Thanksgiving Holiday



Featured in County News:

Also in County News:

Life-saving CPR App Launched

Life-saving CPR App Launched (PulsePoint)

-July 28, 2014


Preparing For An Anthrax Attack

Preparing For An Anthrax Attack

-July 25, 2014


Other Useful Information:


When to Call

San Diego County's emergency access number for fire, police or medical emergencies is "9-1-1". At times you may not be sure whether it is appropriate to use this emergency number for medical problems. 

Guidelines to help you know when to call 9-1-1.


Contact Us

            6255 Mission Gorge Road

            San Diego, CA 92120

            Phone: 619-285-6429

            Fax: 619-285-6531



Certification Hours:

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Main Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


For more detailed information on location and hours, please visit the About EMS page.


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