EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
EMS crews are located at the Sporting Hill Station, 295 S. Sporting Hill Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 and the Good Hope Station, 1200 Good Hope Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.
FOR ALL EMERGENCIES, CALL 911
Non-Emergency Phone Number (717)761-5343 Fax (717)761-0774
• Educational Tours of the facility
• Loaner Equipment Canes, wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, etc. Call for information.
• Ambulance Association Membership Program
Effective July 27, Hampden Township approved an EMS ‘Non-Transport Medical Assist Fee’ of $200.00 per response for any calls which do not include transport of the patient to a medical facility regardless if medical care is rendered. This is necessitated due to the activation of the EMS crews which incurs significant cost even before services are rendered. In addition, providing non-transport medical assists makes our EMS crews unable to respond to urgent medical emergencies, thereby creating a public safety concern for the community as a whole.
Examples of ‘Non-Transport Medical Assist’ services include, but are not limited to: lift assists, patient refusals, wellness checks, and all other non-transport EMS services. The ‘Non-Transport Medical Assist Fee’ will be invoiced to the patient’s insurance company. However, if not covered by insurance or subject to deductible, it will be the patient’s responsibility to pay the amount, in full. Individuals who subscribe to Hampden Township EMS will not receive a waiver of this fee and will be personally responsible for payment of the full fee if not covered by insurance.
Ambulance service or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a vital public service. Hampden Township EMS provides emergency medical coverage to the residents and visitors of the township and neighboring communities 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. In 2016, Hampden EMS crews answered over 3,000 calls for medical assistance.
The staff includes a variety of specially trained EMS professionals, who engage in many hours of education in order to properly manage all types of emergency medical and trauma-related situations. The EMS Department is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and therefore has met the strict guidelines necessary for operation within the Commonwealth.
The operational expenses of the EMS Department are partially funded by Hampden Township. However, the EMS Department receives additional funding from donations, annual family/individual subscriptions and fees for services. Hampden Township EMS depends on your annual subscriptions to provide a consistently high standard of around-the-clock emergency medical services with the latest equipment. With your support, we can continue to improve service to all of the residents and visitors of the Township.
Routine Patient Transports – This service is provided by West Shore EMS at a reduced rate and is not covered under Hampden Township’s EMS subscription program. West Shore EMS can be reached at 763-2108 to schedule a routine patient transport.
Standby Services – Fees for this service are charged