Mission/Vision

About Us

The Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council (PEHSC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The core mission of the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council is to serve as an independent advisory body to The Pennsylvania Department of Health and all other appropriate agencies on matters pertaining to Emergency Medical Services. As an advocate for its diverse member organizations, PEHSC’s ultimate purpose is to foster improvements in the quality and delivery of emergency health services throughout the Commonwealth. To learn more about PEHSC click on the following link to view WHO WE ARE.

Our Vision

Pennsylvania will be a national leader in developing a unified system of high quality emergency medical services and other health services. In partnership with other organizations statewide that are involved with emergency services, PEHSC’s future role will include a heightened emphasis on advocacy and legislative liaison, outcomes research, system finances and development, public education, and resources to enhance organizational management.

History of PEHSC

PEHSC was founded and incorporated in 1974. In 1985, the Council’s Board of Directors was recognized as the official EMS advisory body to The Pennsylvania Department of Health through the Emergency Medical Services Act of 1985.

Funding PEHSC

The Council is funded through a contract with The Pennsylvania Department of Health. PEHSC does not charge any fees or dues to its member organizations.