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well, after Z's blood giving and insuing passing out. the DR called out an ambulance, and they came. and we all decided that Z didn't need to goto the ER.

I ASSUMED this was a civil service and that we wouldn't be charged, but a workmate told me would. anybody know?

she got checked out by the paramedics, but they didn't take her to the ER....:shrug
 

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I don't think so...but it might be different in different states. I know here and Michigan if they come but you deny to be taking by ambulance they can't charge you.

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so like if you call the cops are you charged? also the fire dept?

so what do our taxes pay for then?
 

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In NYC we have EMS along with private companies and they all bill you if you are brought to thehospital. I am not sure about this situation. A lot of the paramedics here tell the people thye will be billed for the ride since many call 911 for some ridiculous complaints. We always call them the red and white taqxi service.:shake

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well, when you call 911, arent they city ambulance that hang out at city firestations?

i usderstand there are private amb. co's. but they are usually used for transporting?
 

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Lil Bit said:
I don't think so...but it might be different in different states. I know here and Michigan if they come but you deny to be taking by ambulance they can't charge you.

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I don't know about that. My Dad was having a bad asthma attack and our local ambulance came out, as did an ambulance from the next town over. The out of town ambulance just came into the house and helped load my Dad up. Our local ambulance took my Dad to the hospital. My parents still received a bill from the out of town ambulance company for the "trip".
 

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well, when you call 911, arent they city ambulance that hang out at city firestations?

i usderstand there are private amb. co's. but they are usually used for transporting?
It varies from town to town. NYC has FDNY/EMS but also uses private companies.

In Nassau the police dept has several ambulances and so does the volunteer FD, so it depends on who comes on a given call.
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i don't think you'll get charged as long as you don't ride in the amb. somewhere. that happened to my brother, they came but he didn't go anywhere w/ them, so no bill. On my occasion i rode in the amb. and got a bill for 3 bills 'bout a month later :mad .
 

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tommymac said:


In Nassau the police dept has several ambulances and so does the volunteer FD, so it depends on who comes on a given call.
Tom
so it's a gamble? you might get charged or you might not....:confused if NO ride is given....

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If you didn't go in the ambulance, I don't think you will get a bill.
 

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:shrug i'm sure it'll take a long time for it to get here if we do get billed. and just as any other emergency room visit I could pay $1 on it until kingdom comes and they can't sue you because you are "trying" to pay. :shrug
 

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I don't know about that. My Dad was having a bad asthma attack and our local ambulance came out, as did an ambulance from the next town over. The out of town ambulance just came into the house and helped load my Dad up. Our local ambulance took my Dad to the hospital. My parents still received a bill from the out of town ambulance company for the "trip".
I was in an accident in Traverse City once but refused ambulance service after they had already showed up. I never got billed.
 

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I doubt you get billed, since you declined the ride.

I forgot to ask if you have health insurance?
 

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yeah, we have ins. but they never asked for that.....
 

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so it's a gamble? you might get charged or you might not....:confused if NO ride is given....

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I dont think you will get billed, if they did something for you, it may be a possibility but I realy doubt it.

PS an ambulance ride is going up to 700 dollars in NYC prety soon.

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they took her B/P and pulse, and did a check for glucose level.....firetruck guy's gave her some o2...
 
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