Our CommunityOur HistoryNewsCurrently selectedEventsAwardsPresbyterian Central New Mexico Community Board of TrusteesContact Us Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital|About|News|News Article Page Image Page Content Community paramedics help patients manage health July 19, 2019Our StoriesVideoCommunity paramedics with Albuquerque Ambulance Service help people in their homes – before they need emergency care. Watch this video to learn moreIn 2016, Albuquerque Ambulance Service partnered with several insurers to launch a Community Paramedic Program. The insurers help identify Medicaid patients who frequently use Emergency Departments for non-emergency medical care. From there, community paramedics are specially-trained to provide education, assessments and treatments aimed at helping patients manage their health at home. While in the home, they look for health risks like social determinants of health such as food insecurities and lack of transportation, fall risk, social service needs and a physical assessment. Since launching this program, more than 1,175 health plan members have been helped and the team has reduced the inappropriate use of the emergency department by 53.3% percent.Media Inquiries:E-mail: email@example.com Back Additional Content Back To Top Sidebar Content Request an AppointmentRequest an appointment with your care team online through MyChart. Sign up today. Learn More.Recommended ResourcesHow can you find reliable, accurate health information? A group of Presbyterian providers answer some common health questions and suggest trusted sources for information, including credible websites. Learn More.VolunteerVolunteering with us can be very rewarding. From hospice, to the information desk, to pet therapy -- we have many ways you can make a difference. Learn More.