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  Contact Information

Phone (215) 968-3500
Transportation Scheduling (215) 968-3500 Option 2
E-mail chief@newtownambulance.org
Address 2651 South Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940

 

Location

The Newtown Ambulance Squad is located at 2651 South Eagle Road in Historic Newtown, Bucks County Pennsylvania. We are a short distance from Interstate 295 and Route 332 (Newtown Bypass).


Overview

Established in 1952

16 Vehicles in operation

In operation 24 hours a day, 365 days per year

911 Emergency Response

ALS and BLS transport ambulances

Wheelchair van service

Pennsylvania Department of Health and/or
Nationally Registered personnel

Certified Emergency Vehicle Operators

Local and long distance transports

On site billing department

Newtown Ambulance Squad was established in 1952 to fulfill a community need for emergency medical services. From its modest start with a single ambulance, the fleet has grown to nine ambulances. In response to the growth in demand for medical transport services we also have a para-transit service for those who do not need an ambulance, but need assistance with medical transportation. We are the only not-for-profit provider of non-emergent medical transport services in Bucks County.

Located on South Eagle Road in Newtown Township near the Village at Newtown Shopping Center, Newtown Ambulance Squad provides basic and advanced life support services for emergency 911 response, as well as pre-scheduled, non-emergency services for stretcher, wheelchair, and specialized transports. While most services are conducted in the local area, it also provides long distance transports to or from other states. These services can be used for hospital discharges, visits to physicians, radiation therapy, dialysis, wound care appointments, long term care relocation or other medical transport needs. The Squad is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

Squad personnel meet with community organizations such as schools, churches, scouts, senior citizens and civic groups to conduct first aid and CPR training and to educate our residents about emergency medical services.

Residents may also see Newtown Ambulance Squad vehicles and crews providing standby coverage at special events such as football games, parades, fairs, and holiday celebrations.

All paramedics and emergency medical technicians are fully licensed and certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Employees and volunteers receive ongoing training to ensure that they are using the best practices and technologies for treating patients.

According to Joe Swerk, President, "We conduct thorough background checks on every employee including criminal history, references, and driving records for vehicle operators. We are also a member of Drug Free PA and each employee is committed to a drug free workplace. Our policy requires crews to be dressed in full uniform. We're proud of our professionalism and the courteous, compassionate care provided by our employees."

A significant portion of the Squad's operating budget is funded by donations. Joe notes, "Many residents graciously contribute to our operation on an annual basis by purchasing a Squad membership for a nominal fee. Families and individuals who participate bear no financial responsibility in the event that they require emergency ambulance service. A number of local businesses also provide financial support. The level of response from the community dictates whether or not the Squad is able to meet its financial commitments in any given year. All contributions are tax deductible."

The Squad has its own, on-site medical billing department, which communicates directly with insurance carriers on behalf of its patients to ensure proper payment and account management. Payment plans are available for individuals with financial limitations. The Squad accepts VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, and Discover credit card payments.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Squad's operations or who would like to become a volunteer or career professional in the field of emergency medical services may call 215-968-3500 and select extension 114 to speak with Chief of Operations, Evan Resnikoff.

 

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