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We pride ourselves on providing the best emergency care possible in all situations. Please complete our Patient Satisfaction Survey to let us know about your experience.

Putnam EMS provides emergency treatment and transport for patients in Putnam County, WV, who are experiencing a medical emergency. Our trained staff will assist you in getting the medical care you need.

Our mission is to provide high-quality, dependable emergency medical service throughout Putnam County.

Most residents are very familiar with the gleaming gold and white vehicles that can be seen about Putnam County. Licensed by the state of West Virginia, the Advanced Life Support units (ALS) are fully equipped to provide the highest standard of pre-hospital emergency care. All on board are highly trained Paramedics and EMTs. These individuals undergo rigorous training and continuing education to be able to offer Putnam County citizens the best possible services.

End-of-Life Care Issues

In a patient’s final moments, our staff believes in respecting the dignity of both patients and family alike. As such, it is our strongest desire to respect the wishes that a patient may have previously expressed. Putnam County EMS, in cooperation with the West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care, utilizes the West Virginia e-Directive Registry to ensure that our personnel have access to documents that communicate these wishes. Such documents include Advanced Directives, Physician Orders for Scope Treatment (POST) forms and “Do Not Resuscitate” orders. To learn more about end-of-life care issues, please utilize the links below, contact the West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care by calling (877) 209-8086 or discuss any concerns you may have with you family physician.

Please remember that, although difficult, discussing end-of-life care issues with your family and physicians is very important. Discussing these issues before the need arises can help ease the burden placed upon loved ones in a difficult situation.