Community Paramedic Resources for Health Care Professionals
County of Lambton Community Paramedic Program
The Community Paramedic Program is designed to assist high users of EMS
and the health system to live independently at home.
County of Lambton Community Paramedic Program Referral
To refer a patient, please complete the Health Care Provider Community Paramedic Program Referral Form
What is the Community Paramedic Program?
The Community Paramedic Program is provided by the County of Lambton’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department in partnership with the Ministry of Long-Term Care, Ministry of Health, and Bluewater Health.
The Program is designed to assist high users of EMS and the health system to live independently at home. The paramedics assigned to this program operate in an expanded role, outside traditional emergency response and transport and have received additional training.
Community Paramedic (CP) Programs & Services
The role and scope of the Community Paramedicine program is continually evolving. Community Paramedics provide comprehensive in-home health assessments, including checking vital signs and blood work, providing vaccinations, and helping patients understand how to manage their health conditions.
Service Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week
1. Community Paramedic (CP) Home Visiting Program
Referrals completed by: Primary Care and EMS
Services Include Physical assessments, Fall risk assessments, Home safety scans, Continuous care planning, medication review with the client, and consultation with primary care providers for medication refills and referrals.
Diagnostics and Treatments Available: Remote monitoring, Blood draws, Urinalysis, influenza shots, COVID testing, and shots, iStat CHEM8+ chemistries/electrolytes, INR, 12-lead ECG.
Visits: Are scheduled and occur during the day in the patient’s community setting. The frequency of visits is based on the patient’s physical health condition and medical needs.
Cost: There is no cost to enroll in the program
Refer your Patient (primary care providers only): Please complete the digital Community Paramedicine (CP) Program referral form
2. Community Paramedic (CP) Transition Program
Eligibility: for clients returning home from the hospital
Referrals completed by: Bluewater Health
3. Community Paramedic (CP) Long-Term Care Eligible Program
Eligibility: for clients on the waiting list for long-term care
Referrals completed by: Home and Community Care
4. Community Paramedic (CP) Community Wellness Clinics
Clinics take place at various locations around the county. Times and dates vary.
Services include Assessments, Vitals, Medication Review, and Answering Questions about the Health System and Access to other Community Health Services.
Community Wellness Clinic Video
Cool Aid Program (Fridge-Magnet)
The program provides patients with a fold-up, magnetized form that contains medical information. Inside the form is a space for patients to record personal information, medical issues, prescribed medications, and allergies. The card is then placed on the outside of the individual’s fridge.
Lambton Paramedics are trained to look for this form when responding to calls for medical assistance.
To order Cool Aid forms, for high-risk patients, call the Emergency Medical Services Department at 519-882-2442 ext 5027
Community Paramedic Program Online Referral
How to Refer:
To refer a patient, please complete the Healthcare Provider Community Paramedic Program Referral Form.
If you have a time-sensitive request please call 519-328-1179 or email email@example.com.