Welcome to York Ambulance Association.
We provide emergency and non-emergency medical transport services for The Yorks, South Berwick and Rollinsford.
We’re ready for your next medical emergency. You should be too.
Become a member of the York Ambulance Association today and enjoy
many benefits while supporting this local, not-for-profit charitable organization.
York Ambulance is your 9-1-1 emergency ambulance service. We also provide non-emergency ambulance and wheelchair transport services. Individual & Family Memberships give you the peace of mind of knowing you will not have to pay any costs not covered by your insurance for ambulance transportation services. This includes 9-1-1 emergency response and any non-emergency medical transfers as authorized by your physician. In addition, members receive a discount on wheelchair van service. Business Memberships provide the same benefit to owners and their employees when York Ambulance responds to the business location.
IN THE BEGINNING…
In 1972 a woman broke her leg in front of Lesswing’s Hardware store in York Village, less than a quarter of a mile away from York Hospital. She waited a full hour and fifteen minutes for Earle’s Ambulance to respond from Kittery to deliver her to the hospital for treatment. The Lesswings, Henry Cadwalader, Lynn Perkins and Steve Moore all formed a committee so that York could have its own ambulance and no one would have to wait that long for transportation and treatment again. Back then the ambulance was an old hearse and the crews were all volunteers, eager to help anyone who needed it. They received Red Cross First Aid training and worked in three person crews. there was no garage so the ambulance was stored at Mary Andrews’ house and crew members were paged for emergencies.
TODAY WE CONTINUE…
We now offer full services out of two stations — in York and South Berwick. Nationally and state certified paramedics and EMTs are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Our fleet of fully equipped advanced life support ambulances and wheelchair transport vans are standing by. Free blood pressure & glucose screenings as well as free in-home assessments for safety guidelines and fall prevention are offered regularly. We offer on-site support at Marshwood and York school sporting events and local fairs and festivals. As a not-for-profit organization, charitable gifts are re-invested into equipment & training.