Ga. fire department starts community paramedicine program

Clayton County, GA launched a Community Care Program, which helps address the lack of access to non-emergent forms of healthcare. This program will help individuals with chronic care conditions find appropriate health care solutions as opposed to utilizing emergency rooms to manage their chronic conditions.

This Community Paramedicine effort will work with chronically ill patients, who volunteer to participate in the program, to monitor their medications and help them better understand their diseases.

Clayton County is one of only a few Paramedicine programs in the United States that is run by a fire department.