What We Do

Community Paramedicine / Mobile Integrated Health

MFPD’s Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) division, known as Mehlville Mobile, is staffed with two full-time Community Paramedics.  Since its launch in 2018, the essential aims of Mehlville Mobile remain the same:  to reduce 911 calls, provide people a better care experience, help reduce healthcare costs, and improve the overall health and quality of life for the community.  

Mehlville Mobile initially focused on reducing non-emergency use of the 911 system by enrolling high utilizers in a program to help patients better manage their healthcare and maintain their independence.  The Mehlville Mobile High Utilizer program has achieved an 80% reduction in 911 calls from the high utilizer group, while receiving high marks for improving patients’ quality of life. 

Mehlville Mobile Community Paramedics also oversee implementation of ET3 (Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport), a Medicare-funded program that allows some patients who call 911 the option of transport to an urgent care or treatment-in-place by a doctor or nurse practitioner via telehealth.  The success of the program has led us to explore other initiatives that will expand options for people calling 911, so they are receiving the most appropriate care at the most appropriate time and place.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Mehlville Mobile was uniquely positioned to help, with a dedicated team of experienced community healthcare providers who could quickly and efficiently respond to the new crisis.  Our Community Paramedics ran an information hotline and COVID testing site for first responders, created a community response program called COVID Mobile to screen District residents experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, operated a vaccine clinic and worked with the St. Louis County DPH to vaccinate homebound patients.  Through the Homebound Program, our Community Paramedics still administer vaccines to homebound residents of Mehlville Fire Protection District.


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