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Fee for ambulance?

Original post made by Linda K., The Crossings, on Feb 7, 2015

A few weeks ago I experienced shortness of breath and heart palpitations so I called 911. MVFD arrived, followed by paramedics. I was taken to El Camino ER, treated, observed and released. All is well; I survived.

I recently received a bill for over $1500 for the ambulance service. Is this usual? I am a MV resident, homeowner and taxpayer. Somehow, I had assumed that emergency services were payed for and provided by our city taxes -- not that I would have done anything different under the circumstances. I wonder about the indigent -- I live near housing for fixed income seniors; paramedics and fire come to their neighborhood on a near daily basis -- are they billed similarly?


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Posted by Sparty
a resident of another community
on Feb 7, 2015 at 10:49 pm

Sparty is a registered user.

Sounds standard. Doesn't help you now, but you can refuse an ambulance.

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