About EMS

Scott & White EMS, Inc. (SWEMS) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation licensed by the State of Texas to provide emergency and non-emergency ambulance services. SWEMS is a joint venture of Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, and Community EMS, Inc., a not-for-profit ambulance service based in Southfield, Michigan.

Our Mission

To be the most trusted and valued name in health care transportation by providing the highest quality of personalized patient care and service without regard for social or economic background. We strive to maintain excellence by recruiting, developing and training highly-skilled, professional employees.

Central Texas Service Areas

SWEMS serves the following communities in Central Texas:

  • Bartlett
  • Bruceville-Eddy in McLennan County
  • Holland
  • Little River-Academy
  • Moody in McLennan County
  • Morgan’s Point Resort
  • Nolanville
  • Rogers
  • Salado
  • Temple
  • Troy

Community Involvement

SWEMS is a community-oriented provider, dedicated to offering the most advanced care. In addition to advanced emergency and non-emergency transportation, we also provide medical care and education at community events, including:

  • Central Texas Air Show
  • Temple Blooming Festival
  • Temple Senior Games

SWEMS is also actively involved in public safety education within local school districts and sponsors little league football in the community.

Interested in scheduling the Scott & White EMS team for an event? Please call us at 254 724-8080, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST for more information.

Transportation Capabilities

SWEMS ambulances are certified with the State of Texas as MICU-capable ambulances (Mobile Intensive Care Units). That means we are fully-equipped and capable of handling any medical transportation request, including Advanced Life Support (ALS). [LINK]View our emergency and non-emergency services.

Our EMS fleet includes:

  • 17 ambulances — all certified with the State of Texas as mobile intensive care unit (MICU) capable.
  • Three wheelchair vans to help facilities drive patients to and from appointments.
  • A Rehab Bus used throughout Bell County to offer rehab services to firefighting personnel during an extended fire; to assist with displaced family members during a house fire or catastrophic event until other assistance is available; and to serve as a Mobile Command Center during large-scale emergencies involving multiple casualties, such as an earthquake or airplane crash.

Personnel Requirements

All SWEMS ambulance personnel are licensed through the State of Texas. Our team is continually updated on all protocol, clinical and educational changes in our industry. Each paramedic also receives additional training in specialized areas. This allows Scott & White paramedics to provide a higher level of care for patients.


1985: Scott & White EMS opened its doors as the Department of Medical Transportation (DMT). Then a non-emergency medical transportation provider, the department specialized in transporting patients between hospitals.

1990: Began assisting the Temple Fire Department with emergency calls within the city of Temple, Texas.

1995: Signed as the EMS provider for the city of Temple, Texas, and east Bell County.

2008: Joined forces with Community EMS, Inc., a not-for-profit ambulance service based in Southfield, Michigan, to form Scott & White EMS, Inc. (SWEMS).

Today: Scott & White EMS specializes in the timely and efficient transportation of emergency and non-emergency patients. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of individualized patient care and transportation without regard for social or economic background.

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