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Community EMS has developed a Transportation Pyramid to assist you in making patient transfer decisions. Please refer to these guidelines before scheduling any transportation.

Every patient and situation is different. We’re here to help you make the best transportation decision possible when you are ready to schedule a transfer.

MICU (Mobile Intensive Care Unit)

  • Paramedics - ACLS Certified
  • Ventilator Capability
  • External Pacing Abilities
  • IV Medication Infusions
  • Pulse Oxymetry
  • Automatic Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Thrombolytic Therapy (if actively infusing, there must be a physician or RN present during transport)
  • Balloon Pump Transport Capabilities
  • Unstable/Critical Patient Transports

ALS (Advanced Life Support)

  • Paramedics - ACLS Certified
  • Cardiac Monitoring
  • Infusion Pumps
  • Advanced Airway Management
  • Medication Monitoring and Administration
  • Multiple IV Medication Infusions

BLS (Basic Life Support)

  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Basic Airway Management
  • Monitor IV Infusions (Standard fluids only, no medications)
  • Standard First Aid Equipment
  • Oxygen/Suction

Bariatric Transport Unit

  • Able to transport up to 1500 pounds
  • Available 24/7
  • Increased patient safety and comfort 

Lab/Courier Service

  • Speciman Transportation
  • Stat Labs
  • Drivers Trained With Current Handling Procedures

Schedule Patient Transportation
If you are interested in scheduling patient transportation, please call:

Community EMS Communication Center:

In Wayne County
(313) 292-2859
(313) 537-4450

In Oakland County
(248) 332-7251
(248) 348-4488

CEMS is pleased to announce that on-line scheduling is available for non-emergency transports. If you are interested in learning more about this system, please contact the CEMS Marketing Department at (248) 356-3900, ext. 6018 or view a demonstration of our system at

What's new at Community EMS

Mobile health initiative's goal: Cut hospital costs, readmissions

Community EMS, a Southfield-based ambulance and consulting company, has begun pilot testing a mobile health initiative to use paramedics and telemedicine to assess the health of chronic disease patients who develop non-emergency health problems.

The pilot is viewed as a way to reduce costly hospital readmissions and unnecessary visits to emergency departments.

"When a patient is discharged from a hospital to home or long-term care facility and they have a chronic illness, many things can trigger a patient being sent back to the hospital," said Greg Beauchemin, CEO of Community EMS.

Read more ...

Despite the cold, CEMS hearts are warm!

As the weather got colder and the snow came down more, CEMS assembled a team of individuals that went out and helped the homeless or those less fortunate who were without heat, water, or food. Coats, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, shoes, pants, blankets, etc. were also handed out. As a result of the publicity of the event, community sup-port and donations of food, clothing, and even firewood poured in from several volunteers.

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Crews from Community EMS to offer food, warm clothes in Metro Detroit area


As temperatures in Metro Detroit approach record lows, Parastar and Community EMS of Southfield, Michigan are working together to help bring relief to the region's homeless population. 

Two busses - originally purposed for assisting in Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts - have been repurposed as winter weather relief vehicles for the next 48 hours.

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Contact Us

For an Emergency
Dial 9-1-1

Ambulance Transportation (MI)

Wheelchair Van (MI)
1-800-245-3725 ext.2

Ambulance & Ambulette Transportation (OH)

Client Service Advocate (OH)

Corporate Office (MI)

Ohio Office

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Our Services

Ambulance Services:

• Mobile Intensive Care (MICU)
• Advanced Life Support (ALS)
• Basic Life Support (BLS)
• Bariatric Transport

Non-emergency services:

• Event Standbys (available 24/7)
• Non-Emergency Transportation (NEV)
• Lab / Courier Service

Click here to learn more about what Community EMS has to offer.


If you are interested in visiting our corporate headquarters, we’re located at:

25400 West Eight Mile
Southfield, MI 48033

For more information about our transportation services, please contact one of our Account Representatives at (248) 356-3900.