Home Health Hospice Medical Equipment Locations

Ambulance Services

9002 Emmett Lowry Express
Texas City, Texas 77591
Phone: (409) 935-1234
Fax: (409) 935-2525

There are many choices you can make regarding your medical care; whom you choose to provide transport services is essential. A*Med Ambulance Inc, provides highly trained advanced life support personnel on each ambulance; available to respond to your needs, 24 hours a day.

Precious minutes pass in any medical emergency, requiring rapid, professional, clinically sound medical practitioners. A*Med Ambulance strives to maintain excellence in meeting your response needs; both with rapid safe response and exemplary medical treatment. Each crew meets stringent requirements by the Texas Department of State Health Services as well as National recognition through the Registry of EMT's.

Each crew is trained in being the total customer advocate, there for you, and willing to assist you with the care and treatment you deserve. No matter the emergency, A*Med Ambulance is there to provide the quality care you expect.

No matter if you are in your golden years or have a small infant starting out life; A*Med Ambulance provides you with a crew trained to handle your emergency. Our paramedics receive additional training in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Geriatric Emergency Management.

Your medical care should not be left with someone who is only concerned with the money they will make from transporting a patient. At A*Med Ambulance, your professional crew is only concerned with you and your needs; no matter what they are. Our business is built around your satisfaction and each of our staff is trained to provide you with a totally satisfying encounter.

A*Med Ambulance is ready 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to move you when YOU need us. Your emergent conditions will provide for an immediate dispatch of a Mobile Intensive Care Unit, where your non-emergency needs will receive dispatch, in most cases, within 30 minutes of your call.

Medicare, as well as most other major insurance carriers, is very stringent on what ambulance services are covered and what services are not. As a general rule, if the patient needs emergency medical care to treat an actual or perceived medical or traumatic event, Medicare and other insurance carriers will cover ambulance transport to the nearest medical facility. Medical or traumatic conditions covered may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Fainting
  • Shortness of breath
  • General weakness
  • Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Falls with pain or possible fracture
  • Hemorrhage or laceration
  • Headache
  • Stroke or stroke-like symptoms
  • Burns or other general traumatic injury
  • Allergic reactions
  • Many other conditions not listed

Transport by ambulance between two facilities must be medically necessary and certified by a physician in order for an insurance company to consider payment. The staff at the medical facility generally handles this process.

All other transports by ambulance must be medically necessary and the patient must not be able to sit, stand or walk without assistance. If the patient is able to sit in a wheel chair, they must go by personal vehicle or wheel chair transport vehicle if they are going to a doctor's office for a visit or to any other scheduled medical appointment. Medicare will generally not pay for these types of transport. (The statements made above are not a guarantee of payment.)

Basic Life Support - BLS ambulance crews consist of two Emergency Medical Technicians, trained and certified by the State of Texas and perform emergency and non-emergency procedures. Procedures include oxygen therapy, bandaging and splinting injuries, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and medications to treat chest pain, allergic reactions and respiratory distress.

Advanced Life Support - ALS ambulance crews consist of a minimum of one Emergency Medical Technician and one Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician. The crew is able to provide the therapies listed for BLS as well as start intravenous lines, administer medications and provide advanced airway techniques to sustain life during the transport to the hospital.

Mobile Intensive Care Unit - MICU ambulance crews consist of a minimum of one Emergency Medical Technician and one Paramedic. An MICU response provides total patient care with the paramedic trained in advanced cardiac life support, trauma life support, pediatric life support and a wide variety of medications available to treat most medical emergencies.

EMT's and Paramedics work under the medical direction of a fully licensed emergency physician. A set of Protocols, or Standing Medical Orders, are supplied so that ambulance crews can provide rapid emergent care without having to call a physician or wait for orders to treat you. If any additional orders or medications are needed, the crew has the option of calling your physician, the hospital ER physician or the A*Med Ambulance Medical Director.