Serving San Francisco since 1906


Ambulance services in San Francisco

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Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support & 9-1-1 Services

King-American Ambulance Company provides private emergency and non-emergency medical response services employing highly trained teams of Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Medical Dispatchers. The company also provides 9-1-1 emergency response for the City and County of San Francisco.

For Private Emergency Medical Response Call 415-931-1400

California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) has designated the City and County as an Exclusive Operating Area (EOA), authorizing private emergency medical response. The decision by the California EMSA creates a private alternative to 9-1-1 for emergency ambulance service in San Francisco.

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9-1-1 Emergency Calls

In fulfilling its mission of patient care, King-American serves the professional medical community and the general public. In addition to answering private calls for ambulance service, King-American is an authorized Advanced Life Support (ALS) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provider for the City and County of San Francisco, participating in the 9-1-1 system in cooperation with the Department of Public Health. King-American paramedic crews and ambulance units are dispatched via the city’s 9-1-1 emergency response system and are on call 24 hours a day, serving thousands of San Francisco residents, medical providers, hospitals and visitors annually and fulfilling a vital role in response to 9-1-1 emergency calls. ​

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24-Hour Communications and Dispatch Center

King-American’s professionally trained emergency medical dispatchers effectively dispatch units to emergency calls while continuing to manage the provision of scheduled services. At King-American, for the assignment and dispatch of ambulances, we use the most advanced system available – Priority Dispatch. Our emergency medical dispatchers ensure the timely delivery of life-saving care utilizing state-of-the-art data systems and advanced technology, including GPS (Global Positioning System), location data, pre-arrival instruction and priority in EMS response. Call 415-931-1400.

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Emergency Medical Standby

King-American Ambulance Company provides emergency medical standby for street fairs, community events, sporting events, concerts, large meetings and conventions. The company's history of emergency medical standby service for public events started with the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, a world's fair held in San Francisco in 1915. Email to speak with our EMS specialist and to request a quote. You can also contact us online through this website.

Claims Management Services

King-American offers complete claims management services. Our staff specializes in assisting patients with Medi-Cal, Medicare, private and commercial insurance, workers’ compensation claims and community health plans. Our claims management services staff works with doctors' offices, hospitals and patients in the coordination of patient benefits. Call 415-931-3000 for billing inquiries and claims assistance. If you have any question on our services, please contact us.