The County of Los Angeles has provided ambulance services to Department of Health Services (DHS) patients
In addition to the general ambulance fleet of about thirty, the County has two ambulances equipped for neonatal care and transportation, and one ambulance specially designed for the care and transportation of bariatric patients.
The Department's Ambulance Services section is administered by the EMS Agency and handles approximately 4,000 transports per month through our Central Dispatch Office (CDO). In addition to transporting patients to and from healthcare facilities, our EMT teams:
Any calls that cannot be handled by our Ambulance Services are contracted out to private ambulance companies, including calls that require paramedic or registered nurse level of care. Our Ambulance Services and Central Dispatch Office staff provide an invaluable service to County patients and hospitals. By efficiently moving patients, they help to decrease the congestion at DHS facilities and emergency departments. If you have any questions about the DHS Ambulance Services, contact Robert Moore, Administrative Chief, at 562.347.1701, or Greg Chidley, Operations Chief, at 323.890.7390.