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Important Emergency Ambulance Information
for UPMC Health Plan Members 
Shaler EMS is still your provider for 911 emergencies.

Recently many Shaler Township residents received a very misleading letter from UPMC Health Plan.  The letter stated that Shaler EMS was no longer a UPMC participating provider and that they must contact a new provider for service.  This is only true for non-emergency transportation. 

Shaler EMS is still your provider for 911 emergencies.

Title 40, Chapter 2, Article XXI of the Pennsylvania law known as the Insurance Reform Act requires insurance plans to pay for medically necessary emergency medical services.Because Shaler EMS is the designated and licensed emergency medical services provider for Shaler Township, Shaler EMS will continue to be dispatched to provide emergency medical care and transportation.  Under Pennsylvania law, your insurance provider is required to pay all reasonably necessary costs associated with the emergency services provided by a licensed provider. 

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please to not hesitate to dial 9-1-1 to receive help.

Shaler EMS is no longer a provider to UPMC Health Plan for non-emergency ambulance transportation only.  An example of non-emergency transportation would be an ambulance trip from hospital to hospital or from hospital to nursing home.  As our primary focus is emergency medical services, we rarely provided non-emergency ambulance service for UPMC Health Plan members and have opted to concentrate our efforts on providing high quality emergency medical services.



Shaler Township is a residential community located in the North Hills, minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.  It is bordered by the communities of Hampton, Ross, Millvale, Indiana, Etna, Reserve, Sharpsburg and O'Hara.

Covering 10.5 square miles of land and with a population of approximately 29,000, Shaler Township has many assets.  Primarily, a residential community, its close proximity (less than 6 miles) to downtown Pittsburgh, world class universities, premier health care systems and cultural and recreational facilities make Shaler Township an attractive community in which to live and conduct business.

Shaler Township offers its' residents an exceptional level of service with a full time police department, emergency medical services, six volunteer fire companies, and a full service public works department.  These services, complimented with a variety of recreation opportunities for walking, hiking and youth activities and a Township supported outstanding public library.  Shaler Township is located within the Shaler Area School District.

If you have any questions regarding our Township, need information or would like to make a suggestion, please contact us at:

Shaler Township
300 Wetzel Road
Glenshaw,  PA  15116
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Upcoming Events

Tue Sep 23 @ 6:30PM -
Board of Commissioners Special Meeting
Tue Sep 23 @ 6:30PM -
Board of Commissioners Committee Meeting
Sat Sep 27 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Thu Oct 09 @ 7:30PM -
Zoning Hearing Board
Tue Oct 14 @ 7:00PM -
Board of Commissioners Meeting
Mon Oct 20 @ 7:30PM -
Planning Commission

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