With EMS runs up 6%, Ohio paramedicine program cuts repeat 911 calls, medical contacts

The paramedicine team offers home-safety checks, medication and prescription help, referrals to primary care physicians and connects patients to resources that can help with medical insurance, utilities, rent, clothing, food and transportation, said Capt. Brad French with the Dayton Fire Department.

DAYTON, Ohio — Emergency medical service runs are up this year in Dayton, but officials say they have successfully reduced emergency room visits and EMS requests from some of the city's top 911 callers.

A program that launched in late 2019 helps vulnerable community members who use emergency services at high rates better manage their health and connects them to valuable resources and more appropriate services, Dayton fire officials said.