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Advanced Life Support Service

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Our Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU) provide pre-hospital advanced life support (ALS) for Mercer County, NJ, and surrounding counties through mutual aid agreements. Capital Health Mobile Intensive Care Units are each staffed by two New Jersey Dept. of Health and Senior Services certified Mobile Intensive Care Paramedics (MICP) or Mobile Intensive Care Nurses (MICN). Our Mobile Intensive Care Paramedics and Mobile Intensive Care Nurses staff four ALS units stationed throughout Mercer County around the clock and an additional fifth unit during the daytime hours of 7 a.m. through 7 p.m.

In addition to these units, our Specialty Care Transport Unit is also available to support the MICUs during high volume periods when available.

As noted above, Mobile Intensive Care Units are stationed throughout Mercer County. (Unit locations are listed below.) Some stations are located at Capital Health facilities, while local fire departments and ambulance squads host others.


 Unit Location
Medic 179-1 Trenton
Medic 179-2 Princeton
Medic 179-3 Hamilton
Medic 179-4 East Windsor
Medic 179-5 Trenton
Medic 179-10/11/12 (SCTU) Trenton



Capital Health provides 24 hours a day, seven days a week ALS ambulance coverage to the municipalities of Morrisville Borough, portions of Falls Township, and surrounding areas as needed. The ALS ambulance is staffed by one Pennsylvania Department of Health-certified paramedic and one Pennsylvania Department of Health-certified emergency medical technician.

Our Advanced Life Support providers are trained to the highest level of pre-hospital care possible, including detailed patient assessment, advanced airway management, intravenous medication administration, cardiac stabilization, and other advanced care. The providers are required to regularly attend training programs and refresher courses to maintain their certifications.