NCEMS in the time of COVID-19
New Canaan EMS is proud to respond professionally and safely to the changing needs of our neighbors in this challenging time while continuing to provide timely transport for all medical emergencies.
The town's support and generosity has been deeply felt and appreciated.
For information about the novel coronavirus, about testing, and the actions New Canaan is taking during this pandemic, please visit the New Canaan website here.
In order to assure that we maintain the best possible response times and allocate our resources in accordance with current guidance, we ask that anyone with concern that they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms follow these steps:
1) Call your doctor.
2) If your doctor advises that you need hospital care, and if you are able to drive, please proceed to the hospital emergency department by private vehicle.
3) Call 911 if you are too sick to drive and need urgent medical care.
As always, transport by ambulance does not guarantee a faster track at the emergency department. Each patient, regardless of mode of transport, will be triaged upon arrival.
We are confident that as a community we will continue to rally and get through this complex challenge. New Canaan EMS is especially grateful to everyone who is doing their part to slow the spread of COVID-19.