Morrow County Emergency Medical Services
Call 911 for emergencies
Morrow County Health District's Emergency Medical Services include six ambulance vehicles located at four separate dispatch sites. Two vehicles are located in Heppner, two in Boardman, and one each in Irrigon and Ione.
In a medical emergency, south Morrow County residents are transported to Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner where Trauma Level IV services are available. If necessary, patients can be flown via helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft to higher levels of trauma care in larger communities such as Portland, Oregon or the Tri-Cities in Washington. Patients in the north end of the county can be transported to Trauma Level III services in Hermiston, or to higher level care centers if needed.
Tri-County Ambulance Association
The Morrow County Health District works with ambulance organizations in Gilliam and Wheeler counties to manage Tri-County Ambulance Association. Tri-County Ambulance Association is a membership program designed to help residents maintain affordable access to quality emergency medical services. By joining, membership provides payment after insurance coverage for medically necessary ambulance service. The cost for a family membership is $45 per year.
In addition to coverage in Morrow Gilliam and Wheeler counties, members receive benefits in over 50 other service areas. Tri-County Ambulance Association has developed reciprocal agreements with an extensive network of EMS providers throughout Oregon to ensure its members receive the finest lifesaving care possible at an affordable price.