About Us

Northern Oxford Regional Ambulance Service dba Med-Care Ambulance is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides emergency medical services (EMS) in Northern Oxford County, Maine. Med-Care is a quasi-municipal ambulance service, which is owned by all eleven communities it provides services for. Our station in Mexico, Maine is staffed by 18 full-time and 30 per-diem EMS providers at all levels (EMT, AEMT and Paramedic) who respond to over 4,000 calls annually. Med-Care provides advanced life support (ALS) ambulances for all emergencies within our communities.

Our History

Med-Care Ambulance was formed in 1988 when the previous ambulance service notified local officials that it would be ending its services. Eleven communities combined their resources to form the Northern Oxford Regional Ambulance Service which came to be known as Med-Care.

Since June of 1988 Med-Care has provided emergency medical services (EMS) to rural communities comprising over 560 square miles. Each member town provides a representative to our board of directors that is responsible for budget oversight as well as personnel management and policymaking. We staff two ambulances 24/7 and a third ambulance from 8am-8pm. Every ambulance is staffed with Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers to ensure the highest level of care possible.

Mission Statement

To provide the highest quality standard of pre-hospital care to the citizens of the communities that we serve 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Accomplishing this with professionalism, integrity, dedication, courtesy, and dignity at all times. Continuously understanding that our company has a responsibility to be a leader throughout our communities in public health awareness and education. Mindfully recognizing our public safety partners; realizing that interagency cooperation is critical to the overall success of the delivery of our services. Committed to, and supporting, the professional development of our entire staff by understanding that this has a direct positive impact in increasing the knowledge and skills of our personnel as well as increasing the services that we provide to the public and the skills to each patient we come in contact with.

Communities Served


Years of service

Total call volume (2023)