C-Trans Medical Services provide emergency and non-emergency transportation 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
C-Trans Medical Services is operated 24 hrs a day 365 days a year. Our parent company, Abingdon Ambulance Service was started in 1977. We serve all of Southwest Virginia including stations in Abingdon, Chilhowie, Lebanon, Richlands, Wise, Big Stone Gap, and Pennington Gap. C-Trans Medical Services is a part of The Clifton Companies.
Way back Wednesday to a great story that had us in the news here and in Texas.
click2houston.com The Korean War -- it's been called America's forgotten war, but for 75-year-old Robert Taylor it's impossible to forget.
[01/23/18] When you think of C-Trans Medical Services, who or what is your first thought? We would love to know how we are doing.
Did you know that we have offices on each end of Abingdon, and offices in Chilhowie, Glade Spring, Weber City, Lebanon, Richlands, Wise, Big stone Gap and Pennington Gap?
Did you know we have ALS (advanced life support) and BLS (basic life support) ambulances available every hour of the day and every day of the year?
Did you know our Owner was one of the first female paramedics in our region?
Did you know that all but one station has is own page?
Did you know that Abingdon Ambulance Service and C-Trans Medical Services have won multiple awards?
Learn more about why you should use us and how we've been in business for 40 years ......there's no substitute for experience!
We usually wear our blue polo shirts on Fridays. Today is not Friday, but we are wearing them for World Diabetes Day. Please get regular check ups and support diabetes research.
Employees post selfies in comments to show you support.
[08/10/17] We at C-TRANS Medical Services have lost one of our own this afternoon. Jimmy Snodgrass EMT-I lost his battle with cancer. Jimmy was well know on ambulances across the region and often helped his community in many ways. His passing will no doubt leave a big hole in the EMS community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Thank you for your service Jimmy!
[07/27/17] We are in the heat of Summer, but Fall is just around the corner. This coming September the folks at Abingdon Ambulance Service/C-TRANS Medical Services will be celebrating a great accomplishment. Abingdon Ambulance Service will be celebrating 40 years of service to the region. Though we have grown over the years, we still believe in a kind, caring and compassionate approach to healthcare. We are neighbors serving neighbors.
[05/18/17] Happy National Nursing Home Week to all our friends. Thank you for trusting us with your wonderful residents and family.
Call us when you have a medical emergency. Call us when you need help getting to a medical appointment, dialysis treatment, or cancer treatment. Request us if you are in the hospital and have to be transferred to another facility by ambulance. Request us when you are setting up medical transportation with your insurance.
Call C-Trans Medical Services if you want quality, competent, caring and compassionate providers.
Many folks ask what are some of the differences in ambulances that come from an ambulance service vs. 911?
All ambulances have to be licensed by the State in which they operate. With that license comes regulations that specify what equipment and staff has to be on board for the ambulance to be operated.
Most 911 ambulances in our area are staffed by volunteer members or part-time paid staff. A few 911 agencies are lucky enough to have fulltime paid staff. 911 agencies are often associated with a Town or County where they are located. Most of the time the 911 ambulance will take you to the emergency room closest to your location.
Ambulance Services are privately owned businesses that are staffed by full-time and some part-time staff. Many of the employees that staff Ambulance Service ambulances are often volunteers at their local 911 agencies. Like 911 we have to take you to the closest emergency room if you are in serious trouble, but if stable another hospital may be an option. We also transport patients to dialysis treatment, doctor appointments, and transfer from one hospital to another for specialty care.
If you have questions, please call us at 1-866-628-8470
People hear ALS and BLS when talking about EMS Providers and Ambulances, so what does that mean?
ALS stands for Advanced Life Support. This means that the ambulance is stocked with life saving drugs, special airway equipment, and a cardiac monitor just to name a few things. An ALS provider means that the provider has trained to the level of Intermediate or Paramedic. They are capable of advanced care such as interpreting cardiac rhythms, giving cardiac drugs, advanced airway procedures and some surgical procedures.
BLS stands for Basic Life Support. This means that the ambulance is at least stocked with basic equipment such as bandages, simple airway delivery devices and an AED just to name a few things. A BLS provider is trained to perform basic life saving skills and first aid.
Both ALS and BLS providers depend on many BLS skills to save lives every day. They both are very important to the EMS system. In fact, and ALS provider has to have at least a BLS provider on board to practice at the highest level of care (with few exceptions).
Around our area most providers will be: First Responder, EMT-Basic, EMT-Advanced, Intermediate, or Paramedic (some with Critical Care or Flight Medic certification)
If you have questions, please call 1-866-628-8470