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Ambulance Services in San Francisco 


Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support & Critical Care Transport

King-American Ambulance Company provides emergency and non-emergency medical response services employing highly trained teams of Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Medical Dispatchers. The company also provides Critical Care Transports (CCT) with teams of paramedics utilizing local hospital nurses and physicians.

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.

​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. ​

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.

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. Other clients included the San Francisco 49ERS (1946-2012). Today, King-American is contracted to provide emergency medical standby and transport services at AT&T Ball Park for all San Francisco Giants home games, concerts and events in association with Dignity Health and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. You will find the company on duty for all conventions and trade shows at San Francisco's Moscone Center. In 2013, King-American announced its agreement with the San Francisco War Memorial Performing Arts Foundation to staff paramedics and medical technicians with standby services at the San Francisco Opera, Symphony and Ballet. Call 415-931-3000, extension 132, 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.

110 Years of Caring. Good People. Good Work. Good Cause.
​King-American: Serving San Francisco Since 1906.

  • Private commercial insurance (HMO and PPO).
  • Medicare (Part B only), and Medi-Cal and managed care plans.
  • VA benefits for service veterans and Tricare enrollees.
  • Workers compensation.
  • Members of the Community Health Network and local community health programs, including Healthy San Francisco, San Francisco Health Plan, Chinese Community Health Plan.
  • Checks payable to King-American Ambulance Company.
  • Pay online here, and a receipt will be sent via email.
  • Call our billing department at 415-931-3000, extension 131, and pay by credit card using your Visa or MasterCard, or by return mail in the envelope provided with your bill.
  • All claims are subject to insurance or health plan approval of payable benefits.
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