Emergency Medical Services

OSF Emergency Medical Services

Who We Are

Many people recognize EMS personnel as those who respond to emergencies, but it is much more than an ambulance ride.

OSF HealthCare EMS services is a part of a larger system ready to respond in the event of any emergency, small and large.

We provide high-quality life support services in Illinois and the Michigan Upper Peninsula.


OSF Life Flight is a 24-hour helicopter air-medical transport service that has been serving Illinois for over 35 years.

Office of Disaster Preparedness is responsible for disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery programs during any type of disaster.

Emergency Medical Services, commonly known as EMS, is a nation-wide system that provides emergency medical care throughout the OSF HealthCare Ministry.

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EMS Strong
The EMS Strong campaign seeks to celebrate, unify and inspire the men and women of our nation’s emergency medical services.
Leading the Way in Air-Medical Transport
OSF Life Flight provides safe, fast, critical care transport for our patients along with maintaining a perfect safety record.
Join the Number One Team
Find where you belong at OSF HealthCare, ranked the No. 1 health care employer in Illinois – and Top 10 nationally – by Forbes magazine.

From Our Blog

Launching a digital hospital
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, OSF Innovation and OSF OnCall Digital Health rapidly set up a virtual program to treat sick people at home.
Clinicians Collaborate to Advance Imaging
Portable ultrasound technology can be used at an individual’s bedside to get a look inside the body.
Getting an Overall Picture of the COVID-19 Pandemic
OSF HealthCare leaders wanted the ability to easily track novel coronavirus activity as the disease made its way to Illinois.