Community Paramedicine/Mobile Integrated Healthcare

Community Paramedicine/Mobile Integrated Healthcare (CP-MIH) is a relatively new and evolving healthcare model. It allows paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to operate in expanded roles by assisting with public health, primary healthcare and preventive services to underserved populations in the community. The goal is to improve access to care and avoid duplicating existing services.

Some rural patients lack access to primary care and use 911 and emergency medical services (EMS) to receive healthcare in non-emergency situations. This can create a burden for EMS personnel and health systems in rural areas. Community paramedics can work in a public health and primary care role to address the needs of rural residents in a more efficient and proactive way.

Information for agencies that intend to launch a Community Paramedicine or Mobile Integrated Healthcare program:

Below are important documents that an agency will need to review if they want to launch an MIH or CP program in Virginia. Questions or requests for more information or resources, can be directed to Tim Perkins, CHaTR Division Director at

Community Paramedicine/Mobile Integrated Healthcare Workgroup meeting minutes:

February 12, 2020

January 29, 2019
March 1, 2019
April 24, 2019
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August 27, 2019
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December 4, 2019

September 19, 2018
November 7, 2018