Emergency Medicine

When you are faced with a medical emergency, Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital is here to provide experienced and effective treatment, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If necessary, patients can be transferred to one of our two Level I Trauma Centers equipped to treat the most severe and life-threatening conditions—located at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is the only pediatric Level I Trauma Center in Indiana and features highly trained teams that specialize in the emergency medical care of infants, children and adolescents.

IU Health Paoli Hospital helps facilitate helicopter transfers to other facilities when necessary, helping you receive the care you need as quickly as possible.

Through research and clinical trials, in partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, we improve outcomes for our most critically ill and injured patients.

Remember, if you are experiencing a medical emergency, always call 911.

Ambulance Services

Our ambulance service has proudly served the residents of Orange county and surrounding communities since 1977. It is our goal to be the premier ambulance service in south central Indiana.

The mission of the Indiana University Health Emergency Medical Transport Services is to offer rapid and consistent pre-hospital care to the residents within our response area and beyond when requested. We provide care without regard to race, sex, age, religion, socioeconomic status or ability to pay, whenever and wherever a need is identified. We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days.

The ambulance service staff includes Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. IU Health Emergency Medical Transport Services are an extension of the emergency department at IU Health Paoli Hospital and Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Our ambulances use advanced equipment that allows us to provide high-quality patient care. Electronic patient care reporting allows us to provide accurate reports to physicians. Laptop computers in each ambulance have the same mapping software used by our dispatching agency so we can quickly locate residences in the county that may be difficult to find. Our new hydraulic cots increase patient and provider safety.