Welcome to Whidbey General EMS
Whether you’re a fulltime resident or first-time visitor to Whidbey Island, it’s reassuring to know that a team of dedicated professionals is always prepared to protect your safety and wellbeing in the event of accident or emergency.
With six ambulances and more than 40 highly skilled paramedics and EMTs, Whidbey General Hospital Emergency Medical Services (WGH EMS) responds rapidly anywhere on the island, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
"What We Do" In this brief video, doctors, paramedics and community members talk about the work of Whidbey General EMS. Watch video.
The EMS mission is to provide the highest quality pre-hospital care.
- Our ambulances carry state-of-the-art emergency medical equipment, more than 35 emergency medications and cardiac monitors and defibrillators.
- EMS is part of integrated system of response that involves many public agencies, such as Island County Emergency Services Communication Center, island-wide fire departments and law enforcement.
- EMS operates as an extension of the hospital’s Emergency Department, providing efficient, consistent and seamlessly coordinated emergency care.
- EMS has been saving lives since 1981, when the hospital took over a small, private ambulance company. Since then, EMS has grown with our population and today remains the only state-licensed transporting agency and primary emergency pre-hospital medical care provider for Whidbey Island.
Advanced technology aboard EMS ambulances helps minimize emergency response time.