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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's Public Health Services. It is the 'local EMS agency' (LEMSA) as defined in California law.
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:
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:
Other Useful Information:
Regulatory Agency Information
- Medical Director
- Committee Minutes & Agendas
- County Service Areas
- Education & Training
- Certification and Accreditation
- Ambulance Ordinance
- Prehospital System
- Trauma System
- California Health and Safety Code
- California Code of Regulations
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.
6255 Mission Gorge Road
San Diego, CA 92120
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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