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ECHCA: Ambulance agreement reached for county

In an announcement Friday, the Escambia County Healthcare Authority (ECHCA) has put into agreements into place with Medstar to provide both ground and air ambulance services for all of Escambia County.

The Escambia County Health Care Authority announced it has reached agreement
with Medstar to provide comprehensive 24/7 ground ambulance coverage for the greater Atmore
market. While they have recently been working with ASAP EMS, ECHCA has chosen to expand
its existing relationship with Medstar to include the Atmore market.

The ECHCA thanks ASAP for
their service to the community and look forward to working with them to create a smooth transition
of services.

Additionally, ECHCA has also reached agreement with Medstar to provide Air Ambulance service
for all of Escambia County. Currently Medstar provides Air Ambulance coverage only for the
Atmore market. This new agreement will provide for a one-call solution for air ambulance needs
for all the citizens of Escambia County.Also, as part of the strategy to provide a better coordinated care model across the County, D.W.
McMillan EMS will assume responsibility for providing ground ambulance service in the greater
Flomaton area. This particular change will enhance ECHCA’s ability to serve the eastern half of
the County.