Yancey County Community Paramedic Program

The Community Paramedic program is designed to bridge the gap between access to primary care services and the needs of the community. Community Paramedicine is a new concept in healthcare delivery and differs in the traditional role of a paramedic on an ambulance in the 911 setting. The Community Paramedic operates in an expanded role, bridging health care gaps and improving access with home visits while decreasing healthcare costs.

A message from the Community Paramedic, Evan Carroll:

Serving Madison County on a 911 truck for the last seven years after obtaining my Associates Degree in Emergency Medical Science, I have transitioned to a new role in Yancey County as a Community Paramedic. Born and raised in Yancey County, I am excited to be able to deliver care at home in my community. The community paramedic role provides a service that can impact many lives within our community and I look forward to caring for community members as the new Community Paramedic in Yancey County.

The Community Paramedic Program will be providing the following services:

  • Fall Risk Assessment
  • Home Safety Assessment
  • CO/Smoke Detector Inspection
  • Hypertension Follow Up
  • 72hr Opioid Misuse Follow up
  • Physical Assessment
  • Vital Signs Assessment
  • Blood Glucose Assessment
  • Medication Compliance
  • 12 Lead/ 15 Lead ECG
  • Influenza Vaccination
  • Education/ Review of Care Plan
  • COVID-19 Vaccination
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Blood Draw
  • Urinalysis

For Healthcare Providers:

  • Download and fill out the Referral Form below
  • Please include a discharge note or most recent chart notes to assist the Community Paramedic in preparing for the appointment.
  • Please contact the patient and inform them of the referral so they will be expecting our phone call.
  • If the visit reveals anything urgent, the referring provider will be contacted otherwise a summary letter will be faxed to the requesting provider’s office.

DOWNLOAD THE PATIENT REFFERAL FORM

Our Location

 Our offices are located in the Yancey County Courthouse on the Burnsville Town Square

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Yancey County Government
110 Town Square
Burnsville, NC 28714