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9850-A Emmett F. Lowry Expy, Suite A108, Texas City Texas 77591 - Phone - 409-938-7221

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GCHD Headquarters
9850-D Emmett F. Lowry Expy
Texas City, TX 77591
Emergency Medical Services
Phone: 409-765-2524

Primary Role: Emergency Medical Service (EMS)
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Operates out of five stations with six twenty-four hour MICU ambulances and a Supervisor unit covering the 140 square miles of Galveston County, Texas. The service area includes the Cities of Galveston, Tiki Island, Bayou Vista, Hitchcock and the unincorporated areas of Galveston County on east Highway Six and in the Bayshore area off of Highway 146. Call 911 for emergencies or (409) 765-2524 for EMS business

Secondary Role: Non-emergency transport - Galveston (EMS)
GAAA dedicates two ambulances twenty four hours daily and up to five during periods of peak demand to provide non-emergency transport of ambulance patients. patients in the southern portion of Galveston County, including the cities of Texas City, La Marque, Dickinson, Galveston, Hitchcock, Bayou Vista and Tiki Island. Additional units can be called into service should the requests for service dictate.
Phone: (409) 938-2424 or 1-800-687-8133

Additional Programs

pic of emergency helecopterAir Med One - Off shore aero-medical rescue
GAAA responds with PHI Helicopters, Inc. to rescue the sick and injured in the adjacent coastal waters from Corpus Christi to the Louisiana border. Air Med One has responded to more than 150 rescues.
Phone: (409) 765-3703


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Click to view or print the 2014 Galveston Area Ambulance Authority fee schedule effective 10/01/15 used for billing third parties insurers and patients for services rendered.


Community Outreach

Galveston Area Ambulance Authority's staff is willing and able to speak to any community or civic group, give ambulance tours, explain the roles and responsibilities of GAAA, offer safety tips, and advise on disaster preparedness.

This community service is free within the GAAA coverage area and requires at least 72 hour notice. The crew or speaker will be limited to one hour maximum. If the organization wishes for the crew to remain longer than one hour a contract for stand-by service must initiated with the GAAA business office. To obtain a contract call (409) 765-2524 or contact Nathan Jung via email at njung@gchd.org.