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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Minutes, even seconds, can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency. At Astera Health, we take care of life’s emergencies. Astera’s EMS has been successfully meeting the needs of our community since 1988.

Always On Call. Always Available.

When a quick response is critical, Astera Health is there. Emergencies can be scary, that’s why we continue to work tirelessly to provide you with confidence and comfort in times of medical emergency. Astera’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is comprised of an experienced team that’s passionate about your life and health. Our accomplished paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are recognized as regional leaders, and our response model has garnered a statewide reputation for innovation and excellence in out-of-hospital emergency care.

The highly praised patient and program services of Astera’s EMS are possible due to the dedication of our employees who believe in the EMS department’s mission/purpose statement:

Astera’s EMS staff will ensure the highest level of excellence to our community in an efficient, caring and professional manner.

Astera’s EMS staff provides excellence in emergency medical care to our communities in Bluffton, Menahga, New York Mills, Sebeka, Verndale, and Wadena.

Rachel Redig, MD, serves as medical director.


Dial 911 for an emergency.

EMS Manager

Tom Krueger, EMS Education/Emergency Management

EMS Duty Medic

Community Paramedic
218-639-0904 or 218-632-5242

24 hours a day

Tuesday, March 26

All clinics, rehab, and ReadyCare will open at 10 am