WCAA is the designated 911 emergency ambulance provider for Whitemarsh Township. We are staffed around the clock with highly trained paramedics and EMTs who are ready to assist you.
We offer basic (BLS) and advanced (ALS) transport within our service area. To schedule a non-emergency ambulance transport, please call our transport coordinator at
Our wheelchair vans are capable of transporting up to 8 passengers (2 wheelchairs, 6 seated), and are staffed by EMTs. Click here (PDF) for more infomation. To schedule paratransit service, please call our transport coordinator at
The daily operation of Whitemarsh Community Ambulance Association is overseen by a full-time career Chief of Operations. The chief is aided by appointed officers, who bring many years of experience and deep knowledge of EMS to the organization.
Chief of Operations
A board of fifteen directors with a variety of backgrounds oversees the administration of Whitemarsh Ambulance Community Association. The board consists of ten general members who have at least one year of EMS experience, plus four members with professional expertise in finance, law, and medicine / healthcare administration, and one spot reserved for a Whitemarsh Township resident.
While the vast majority of our ambulance personnel are paid staff, we have not lost touch with our roots as a fully-volunteer organization. Whitemarsh Community Ambulance Association offers EMS personnel (EMTs, AEMTs, and Paramedics) paid and volunteer opportunities. We seek motivated, enthusiastic EMS providers who enjoy knowing they can make a difference in a community-focused organization.
Additionally, community members (with or without EMS experience) who would like to assist in the administration of the organization are invited to apply.
Whitemarsh Community Ambulance Association was established in 1956 with an idea and a $10 donation from a concerned township resident. The charter members Norman H. Wooley (President), A. Leon Feder (Vice President), Thomas White (Vice President), Edwin L. Anderson (Secretary), Geoffrey S. Smith Jr. (Treasurer) and A. Fred Spaeth purchased our first ambulance from Ambler using the $10 donation as a down payment.
On May 30, 1956 at 2:15 am we received our first ambulance dispatch for a motorcycle accident on Germantown Pike. The crew members that worked our inaugural dispatch were Norman Wooley (driver), Harold Cripe (Aide) and George Fink (Aide). The patient was transported to Chestnut Hill Hospital.
In 1956 our services were requested 30 times. In 2018 our services were requested more than 4,200 times! We have grown from having a used Cadillac ambulance to operating five fully stocked Advanced Life support Ambulances and two wheelchair vans.
WCAA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on the generous support of its residents. Any contribution above your annual subscription fee is considered a tax deductible donation. These contributions enable WCAA to provide rapid and reliable high quality advanced life support to you and your loved ones in the most serious of situations. In addition to general donations, we cheerfully accept donations for specific projects, in honor of individuals, and in memory of loved ones. Please call
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The official registration and financial information of Whitemarsh Community Ambulance Association may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1- 800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
Many employers will match charitable contributions to non-profits such as WCAA. Please check with your company's HR or corporate social responsibility department to see if your donation can go even further! Our IRS non-profit 501(c)(3) tax ID (EIN) is
We partner with Ambulance Reimbursement Systems (ARS) to manage our ambulance billing services (emergency and non-emergency). You may pay your bill online using their Patient Portal. If you need additional assistance, please contact ARS at 800-473-2278.
A copy of our Privacy Practices document is available for download (PDF).
You may pay your paratransit bill online using PayPal.
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Whitemarsh Community Ambulance Association (WCAA) has been providing emergency care to the residents of Whitemarsh Township since 1956. We are a PRIVATE NONPROFIT 501(c)(3) organization that relies on subscriptions and donations to exist.
Subscription fees ARE NOT tax deductible. Only donations and contributions are tax deductible. The basic rate for emergency ambulance service ranges from $800 to $1,200 while the average insurance reimbursement typically covers less than half of these fees. More importantly, the remaining balance becomes the legal and financial responsibility of the patient and family.
Subscribers of our program will not have to pay any of the remaining balance with the exception of the LEGISLATIVELY MANDATED INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLES AND COPAYS. In comparison, non-subscribers are required by law to pay for all insurance deductibles, copays, uncovered service fees and possibly interest costs and attorney's fee if the account becomes delinquent.
Please see our downloadable subscription mailer (PDF) for full details of our subscription program.
We deeply apologize that some township addresses were accidentally omitted from our June 2019 subscription mailing due to a clerical error. We have identified the missing addresses and will be mailing subscription information to those addresses by August 10. Rest assured, we will retroactively honor subscriptions for any impacted residents who used our services and subsequently subscribed. Don't want to wait for the August 10 mailing? You may subscribe online in this section of the Web site.