CHRISTUS EMS is a Not-For-Profit, 501(c)3, charitable organization currently providing 911 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to 12-counties within Northeast Texas.  CHRISTUS EMS is a ministry within the CHRISTUS Health System whose mission is to “Extend the Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ.”   In addition to providing ground emergency services, CHRISTUS EMS performs Inter-facility Transport from referring facilities in the Longview and Tyler areas and to other specialty centers in the DFW, Houston, Louisiana and Arkansas areas.  CHRISTUS EMS also offers its CHRISTUS Flight For Life program which provides helicopter response and transfers throughout the Northeast Texas region.  Additionally, CHRISTUS EMS provides primary EMT and Paramedic courses (the latter as an extension of Kilgore Jr. College) as well as continuing education offerings for EMS providers for all levels of certification & licensure.