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Abbott Ambulance, Inc. was founded in 1969 to serve St. Louis County with one ambulance and twelve employees. After more than 40 years of continuous growth, Abbott EMS of Missouri and Illinois has become the largest private ambulance service provider in the Midwest.


  • More than 450 health care professionals and support staff deliver exceptional care and service to our patients, communities and institutional clients.
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  • More than 115,000 transports are provided annually with a fleet of over 95 vehicles, including Advanced Life Support (ALS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Specialty Care Transport (SCT) and Bariatric ambulances and stretcher vans.
  • Dozens of communities in Missouri and Illinois utilize Abbott EMS as their recognized 9-1-1 EMS provider.
  • The region's largest health insurers provide network non-emergency ambulance service to their members through contracts with Abbott EMS.
  • Most of the region's professional sports teams and large entertainment venues depend upon Abbott EMS to provide dedicated, on-site EMS services.
  • Our Missouri service area covers the 658 square miles of St. Louis City and County and parts of Jefferson, Franklin and St. Charles Counties.
  • Our Illinois service area covers the 1,100 square miles of St. Clair and Madison Counties and the 431 square miles of Franklin County.
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