Emergency Medical Services

Emergency medical services in Tomball are provided by Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 8, through Northwest Community Health. The City of Tomball and Northwest Community Health work together to provide first responder services across the City. You can access resources, learn about programs, and contact Northwest Community Health through the Northwest Community Health Website.

About Northwest Community Health

Northwest Rural Emergency Medical Services Association was formed in 1980 by community volunteers as a member-managed nonprofit organization to fill a gap in ambulance coverage for Tomball and areas of Northwest Harris County. The organization initially relied primarily on donations to operate. In the mid-1990’s, Northwest Rural EMS began subsidizing operations through medical billing and program fees. 

In 2003, voters in the community authorized the creation of County ESD 8 to provide funding and oversight authority for mobile healthcare in the Tomball area. ESD 8 contracted with Northwest Rural EMS, later known as Northwest Community Health, to provide services. In 2022, Northwest Community Health was integrated into ESD 8 through mutual collaboration between the District and nonprofit Boards, with ESD 8 assuming direct operation of the District’s mobile healthcare system. Today, Harris County ESD 8 dba Northwest Community Health continues to provide first-class mobile healthcare, transportation, and medical education to the community.