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West Virginia Office of
Emergency Medical Services

350 Capitol Street
Room 425
Charleston, WV 25301

Toll Free: 1-888--747-8367
OEMS Phone: (304) 558-3956
OEMS Fax: (304) 558-8379
Trauma Phone: (304) 290-9307
Trauma Fax: (304) 558-8379

About OEMS

The West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services was legislatively mandated in 1975 and has been tasked with overseeing the emergency care system in WV. The Office:

  • Inspects, Licenses and Regulates EMS Agencies
  • Certifies EMS personnel such as Paramedics and EMTs
  • Designates Trauma centers
  • Categorizes Emergency Departments with regards to stroke and STEMI
  • Investigates allegations of violations of code or policy by EMS agencies or personnel.
  • Provides the technical infrastructure over which the State emergency communications system runs.


WVOEMS Mission Statement: OEMS will strive to ensure the provision of quality pre-hospital  and trauma care in emergency environments for the safety and health of West Virginia citizens.

WVOEMS Vision: Healthy People in Healthy Communities.


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