BECOME A MEMBER = SAVE MONEY ON YOUR HEALTH BILLS
There is not anything quite like a medical emergency to very quickly plunge people into debt. After the costs are calculated and the bills arrive, people can find that their medical emergency is going to cost them quite a lot. Often times, insurances are set up without the ability to cover the entire costs and you will find you have a "share" or the part that they leave up to you to pay.
As a community-based program, we want to provide the best care we can, which means having qualified personnel, up to date equipment, and the means to provide care quickly and safely in order to save your life and get you to the hospital. However, we are a non-profit organization, with an all-volunteer Board of Directors. We are not concerned with anything more than fulfilling our mission. Any money we receive from transports goes directly into paying our staff, maintaining our equipment, and ensuring we are trained and ready for the next challenge we will face.
Emergency Medical Service costs add up quickly!
Life-Saving Transport = $3,000
Average Insurance pays = $1,800
Your "share" = $1,200
and that's just for the ambulance!!
*This is only an example. Actual costs will vary depending on the distance of your transport, the treatments provided, your health insurance provider, your health insurance coverage plan, and current ECA billing rates, which are subject to change.
The Escalon Community Ambulance membership plan can save you money!!
If you do not have health insurance, your ambulance bill will be discounted.
If you have insurance, your share after they pay will be fully or partially waived.
Coverage is good for the entire 12 months of the membership, regardless of how many times you need the ambulance!
Coverage is available for your entire family residing at your address!
When you are a member of ECA, we will send a bill to your insurance for the cost of the ambulance transport. Once we receive payment from them, likely in an amount that is less than we billed, the remaining balance (Your "Share" according to your insurance) is waived. That's right! It is GONE!
Don't have insurance? No problem! Becoming a member will ensure you do not face the entire cost of the ambulance transport!
Health insurance coverage can fall short and may not cover all of the ambulance charges. The Escalon Community Ambulance (ECA) Membership Plan offers you and your family a convenient and low cost means of covering some of the ambulance costs. For as little as nine cents a day, the ECA plan offers a supplemental coverage for emergency, medically necessary transport. In addition to providing you the peace of mind that comes with freedom from worry about uncovered charges, your participation in the plan provides critical financial support for Escalon Community Ambulance’s readiness and equipment needs. Your ambulance plan premiums go directly to maintaining high quality crews with high quality gear, right here in YOUR community.