DID YOU KNOW the paramedic ambulance service provided by your fire department is not a tax based agency? It is funded by the collection of user fees which enable us to keep ambulance fees lower.
A paramedic ambulance service is very costly to operate which requires user rates to run over $900 a trip. Those fortunate enough to have insurance still are only covered for a portion of the charges which leaves a sizable out of pocket expense.
When you or a member of your family have a medical emergency, you shouldn't have to worry about paying for ambulance service. Carson City offers a program called CC-CARE+. With CC-CARE+ you will receive the best paramedic ambulance service possible as often as medically needed. What if you live in Carson City and choose not to join this program? All people in Carson City will receive the same paramedic ambulance service regardless of membership. The difference is that members will not have to pay user fees while non-members will.
One single trip will more than save the cost of the annual membership. CC-CARE+ is the best investment you can make to protect yourself and your family.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO JOIN?
Anyone who resides in the geographical area covered by the Carson City Fire Department. In addition, members who belong to the programs offered by Central Lyon County, Storey County, and East Fork Paramedic District (Douglas County) are also covered while in Carson City, and our members are covered while in Central Lyon County, Storey County or Minden and Gardnerville areas covered by the East Fork Paramedic District.
WHAT SERVICES ARE COVERED?
- All 911 emergency calls
- All medically necessary and approved non-emergency trips to and from healthcare facilities, doctor's offices, and nursing homes in Carson City
- All medically necessary and approved transfers from healthcare facilities in Carson City to other facilities within 250 miles.
The cost is $50 for a single person and $75 per household. The annual membership fee covers you and every family member living in your household for unlimited service for the entire year. A family member is defined as anyone related by blood, marriage, or adoption. The open enrollment period for new members and membership renewal period for existing members is May 1-June 30 each year.
The annual membership period starts July 1 of the current year and ends June 30 the following year. It is possible to sign up for membership any time during the year, however membership is not pro-rated.
Please call (775) 887-2210, ext. 7151 if you have questions or need additional information. To become a member please call (775) 887-2210.