Mount Sinai at Home

Mount Sinai Community Paramedicine

Offering Urgent, At-Home Evaluation and Treatment for Patients With Acute Symptoms

Mount Sinai’s Community Paramedicine program allows patients to conveniently receive medical evaluation and care at home for acute symptoms in a more comfortable setting than the Emergency Department. Staffed by our clinically trained paramedics and board-certified emergency medicine physicians, we evaluate and treat patients at home with telemedicine support.

How does Community Paramedicine work?

  1. A community paramedic will arrive to the patient’s home within 2-3 hours of dispatch
  2. While in the patient’s home, the community paramedic will examine the patient and receive medical direction from a Mount Sinai Emergency Department physician via video conferencing
  3. The patient is most often treated at home, and safely managed without an  Emergency Department visit or hospitalization

Program Benefits

  • At home care: delivers care to enrolled patients  in the comfort and privacy of their own home
  • Available 24/7 in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Nassau. Our service area continues to expand.
  • 2-3 hour response time
  • Offers urgent evaluation and treatment options:
    • Physical Assessments
    • EKG
    • Vital Signs
    • IV Fluids
    • IV Medications
    • Pain Management
    • Care Coordination
    • Reassurance

Our Goal

We offer urgent, on demand, acute  home care services to help avoid preventable hospital visits.

“Community Paramedicine combines telehealth with in-person evaluation and care, using an expert health professional who can evaluate the patient from head to toe, complete vital signs, check an EKG and reach a very educated, thoughtful decision for how the patient can receive medical services,”

Erik Blutinger, MD, MSc, FACEP
Medical Director of Community Paramedicine.

If you are a patient at Mount Sinai and interested in receiving care by Mount Sinai Community Paramedicine, ask your Mount Sinai health care provider about enrolling into the program.

We are expanding our Mount Sinai at Home service area as medical personnel become available. Please contact us to see if Mount Sinai Community Paramedicine is provided where you live, and whether your insurer includes these services as a covered benefit.