The Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is responsible for planning and coordinating an effective and efficient statewide EMS system. Our programs and services are designed to assure quality prehospital patient care, from when the call is received by the 911 center to the delivery of the patient to the trauma center or hospital.
ALERT! System Downtime Message
The EMS Portal will be down for maintenance Sunday, May 24, from 6 - 9 p.m. and Sunday, May 31, from 6 - 10 p.m. Thank you for your patience while we complete these updates to the system.
Trauma Center Designation and COVID-19
Pursuant to federal and state emergency declarations, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and at the direction of State Health Commissioner Dr. M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA, the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services is suspending all triennial trauma center verification visits scheduled to take place during 2020 (provisional trauma centers are excluded from the one-year extension.) More >>
EMS Transportation of Patients to Alternate Sites White Paper
The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services is providing guidance in the form of a white paper to both EMS agencies and facilities considered to be allowable destinations for ambulance transports under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidance during the current Coronavirus pandemic. More >>
A Message From OEMS Director Gary Brown
The Virginia Office of EMS thanks you for being on the front lines in helping to serve our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gary Brown, Director of the Office of EMS, provides a COVID-19 update message to all EMS providers in the Commonwealth of Virginia. More >>
National Registry Recertification 2.0 Process - Revised 10-18-2019
This Quick Guide has been developed to assist Virginia providers who are certified with National Registry to complete their recertification application based on the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP). All providers recertifying in the 2020 certification cycle are utilizing the 2016 NCCP requirements. More >>
OEMS Legislative Grid and Report
Every Friday during the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session, OEMS will provide the State EMS Advisory Board members, Regional EMS Councils and other EMS stakeholders an OEMS Legislative Grid and Report on all legislation we are tracking at this point. Copies of both documents are available for download each week. More >>
Make the Call Campaign
This job is difficult and stressful. Some days are amazing, leaving you with a smile on your face. Some days are not. That's where the “Make the Call” campaign comes in. Our goal is to remind first responders and those who know and love them, that it is okay to make the call. It is okay to reach out for help. Download the media
toolkit today. More >>