About Wood's

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Being There. Taking Care of You...

Wood's Ambulance, Inc. has been serving the people of Central MA from our headquarters in Gardner for 6 consecutive decades. Three generations of our family are involved in the ownership and operations that began in the DeSoto car dealership garage of Ray Wood in 1954. Wood's provides state-of-the-art caring and professional Urgent and Emergent Support Care, Stabilization, Treatment and Medical Transportation including:

check 24/7 availability. Wood's is on-call every day of the year.
check 75 employees — many whom you know from local cities and towns.
check In-house local billing and customer service (we don't use distant call centers).
check Relationships with most major insurance plans.

checkWood's handles all of your paperwork from our local office in Gardner.

Got a question? Just call or stop by and visit.

Excellence in patient care and honesty are our #1 priorities at Wood's. Read more about us.

Patient Quotables

  • "Not only was Wood's $800 compared to the other company's $8,000, but they also came to our house weeks later to help Dad with FREE lift assist when he had to go back to UMass. We didn't ask for this free gesture, it was just given without question. That's how Wood's is...a truly caring family.

    I still have Wood's crew members msg me and ask how my Dad is doing, ask me to tell him they are thinking about him and hope he's feeling better... because to Wood's, every patient they treat is not 'just another call' ..."

  • "We are a lucky group of citizens to have such a great team taking care of us everyday, no matter how busy or tired they get.

    Thanks to the entire crew at Wood's for all that you do everyday."

    Judy P.
  • Unbelievable! My husband fell and broke his ankle right after Christmas. Just got the bill from Wood's for a trip from Gardner to Worcester for $800.00.

    He needed to be transported back to Gardner after his surgery at UMass. Another non-emergency EMS Service brought him back. Just got the bill today. $3000.00 for the service and $5220.00 for the mileage! $8,220.00!..."

  • My son was in a snowboarding accident at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton on Dec 28, 2013. He was transported by Medstar to Heywood Hospital then Wood's transported him to UMASS. Another ambulance company charged $4500 for an approximate 10 mile drive. Wood's Ambulance charged $1939 for 30.5 miles going Rte 140 to 190 or 38.4 miles going Rte 2 to 190 (not sure which way they went). This is a prime example of the difference by which we & our insurance companies will be charged.

    I am a resident of Athol which is served by Wood's."


Wood's Ambulance TeamOur Team

  • Jim Wood
    James A. Wood
    Jim worked with his parents when Wood's first began in 1954 and now manages Wood's Ambulance.
  • Linda Wood
    Linda A. Wood
    Vice President
    Linda is co-owner of Wood’s Ambulance. She has her nursing license. Linda has had a hand in every department at Wood's.
  • Jenn Wood
    Jennifer Wood
    General Manager
    Jenn is the younger daughter of Linda and Jim Wood. She oversees company finances and the day-to-day functions of all departments.
  • Cathi Carpenter
    Cathryn Carpenter
    Office Mgr
    Cathi’s experience is in supervision and management in the Patient Accounts and Medical Billing for 24 years. She oversees the billing process.
  • Missy Fasshauer
    Missy Fasshauer
    Operations Mgr
    Missy has her Paramedic Cert. from Quinsigamond Community College and has been in the EMS field for 16 years. She's oversees all Wood's operations.
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