BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) provides out-of-hospital and inter-hospital health services throughout B.C. Our paramedics in both ground and air ambulances, dispatchers, and staff who arrange inter-facility patient transfers, all provide valuable services every day. BCEHS also oversees the BC Ambulance Service and BC Patient Transfer Services.
Founded in 1974, BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) is the largest provider of emergency health care in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Under the authority of BC Emergency Health services, BCAS serves over 4.3 million British Columbians and responds to calls for service across six health authorities covering 929,730 square kilometers.
BCAS is dedicated to providing British Columbians with access to high quality and timely patient care. Through the provision of dispatch and paramedic services, expert patient care is delivered from the time a call for help is placed to 9-1-1, to treatment at the scene and transport to hospital.
BC Ambulance Service recognizes that pre-hospital emergency care often requires a professional team approach and appreciates the critical role first responding organizations, such as fire departments, play in ensuring that our patients have access to timely and high quality care during medical emergencies.