United States Virgin Islands

Department of Health

Emergency Medical Services


    About Us    

The Government of the United States Virgin Islands Department of Health provides emergency care and transport of the sick and injured through its office of EMergency Medical Services (VIEMS).  VIEMS was created in 1976 and is tasked with many other responsibilities, including public safety, highway safety,rescue response, health & environmental monitoring, community outreach and EMS for children.  VIEMS operates on the Islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas.  It also provides EMS to the surrounding cays and waterways via ground and sea transport vehicles.  


Emergency Care & Transport

VIEMS employs Nationally Registered EMTs at all provider levels Paramedic, Advanced EMT, and EMT.  Our transport fleet includes Type 1, Type 3 Ambulances and a custom designed Ambulance Boat.




Office of Emergency Medical Services and the

Commisioner of the VI Dept. of Health. Provide licensure for practice to all EMTs of the Virgin Islands Territory in all occupational settings.

Training and Education


VIEMS Training Institutes on St. Thomas and St. Croix provide training in 1st Aid, CPR, Emergency Medical Care and many other courses for its employees and the general public.  It also serves as the outreach for community education on EMS operations.




    At Work    

VI Dept. of Health

St. Croix Office

Office of EMS

3500 Estate Richmond

Christiansted , USVI 00820

Tel: (340) 718-1311 ext. 1-3051

Fax: (340) 718-8309


St. Thomas / St. John Office 
1303 Hospital Ground Suite 10
Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Voice: (340) 774-9000


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VIEMS Provides Advanced EMTs or Paramedics on every response unit