The Community Paramedicine program may be reducing emergency room visits in the county.

The paramedic visits client’s homes to monitor vital signs as well as make sure medications are up to date.

County Chief of Paramedic Services Tim Waite told the Haliburton County Emergency Services Committee of a case where a patient was able to avoid a trip to the hospital.

As of a month ago, the paramedicine program had 53 clients.

The program is a joint venture between the county and Haliburton Highlands Health Services.

At that time, H.H.H.S. President and C.E.O. Carolyn Plummer said she was hoping to have 100 patients enrolled in the first year of the Community Paramedicine Program.