9-1-1 Emergency Services
A patient can have an ambulance respond to their location in Weld County 24 hours a day by dialing 9-1-1.
When the patient dials 9-1-1, a dispatcher from the Weld County Communications Center will answer the phone and begin asking key questions regarding the patient’s current emergency.
Based on the answers to those key questions, response priorities are determined and a Paramedic unit is dispatched to the address.
The goal at WCPS is to respond to all emergency-based 9-1-1 calls and arrive on the scene within 9 minutes or less.
For all 9-1-1 calls that are determined to be non-emergency-based, the goal is to respond and arrive on scene within 12 minutes or less.
Routine/Scheduled Ambulance Transports
WCPS provides routine/scheduled ambulance transportation for patients unable to go by any other means, provided that the transportation is medically necessary as defined by Medicare standards, and the transport has been cleared by WCPS administration. Those transports include:
- Hospital to hospital transfers
- Hospital to nursing home or nursing home to hospital transfers
- Hospital to residence transfers provided the patient is bed confined
- Hospice transfers both to the hospital or back to residence