Community Paramedic Program

Community Paramedic Program

Community paramedicine is a relatively new and evolving model of health care. Paramedics function outside of their customary emergency response role by visiting patients in their homes, answering questions and assisting with referrals, if needed.

UnityPoint Health - Meriter is currently collaborating with the City of Madison Fire Department on one such program called the Community Paramedic Project with the goal of extending care to patients who do not qualify for home health visits, but would benefit from frequent visits from a health care professional.

The program has enrolled a small number of patients who receive regular visits. The check-ins allow paramedics to identify and correct obstacles in a patient's health before they rise to the level of a trip to the emergency room.

Meriter Foundation provides funding for this initiative, and your support will help reach more patients through the Community Paramedic program.  Thank you!