Ada County Paramedics Launch New and Improved Ambulance Membership Program, “VitalRide”

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Ada County Paramedics recently overhauled its ambulance membership program by changing the name from “Neighbors for Life,” to “VitalRide,” and adding an additional discounted 5-year membership level, in an effort to help make emergency healthcare even more affordable for Ada County residents.

VitalRide allows patients to focus on their health without worrying about...emergency ambulance bills.

Considering ambulance bills can cost upwards of $1,500 due to rising costs in medical equipment and care, Ada County Paramedics Director Darby Weston said VitalRide allows patients to focus on their health without worrying about the state of their finances due to emergency ambulance bills.

“The VitalRide Ambulance Membership exists for two primary reasons,” Weston said. “To help make the best healthcare available to our residents and as a way for us to directly give back to the community we serve here in Ada County.”

Weston said that apart from the membership being a great deal for patients, the membership dollars from VitalRide allows Ada County Paramedics to offer advanced clinical training and an even higher level of education to its first responders, which in turn, benefits Ada County residents as a whole.

The concept of the VitalRide Ambulance Membership is simple. A member selects their membership level, pays their fee and when they have an emergency requiring medically-necessary ambulance transport they call 911. Once insurance pays $100 towards the member’s bill, the remaining balance is waived. And if the member doesn’t have insurance, or insurance won’t cover ambulance transport, as a member of VitalRide, they will never pay more than $100—no matter how much their ambulance bill costs.

Weston said the new five-year membership level only costs $240, giving enrollees five years for the price of four. One membership, no matter the level, also covers everyone claimed on the member’s taxes, so VitalRide covers the whole household.

“Emergencies are scary enough,” Weston said. “Worrying about a bill should never be a defining factor when deciding to call 911.”

Ada County Paramedics has provided exceptional medical care and superior service since 1975. For more information about Ada County Paramedics or the VitalRide Ambulance Membership call 208.287.2950 or visit http://www.AdaCountyParamedics.org to enroll online now. Like Ada County Paramedics on Facebook, http://www.Facebook.com/AdaCountyParamedic and follow Ada County Paramedics on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/AdaParamedics.

Learn more about VitalRide Ambulance Memberships: http://www.adaweb.net/paramedics/VitalRideAmbulanceMembership.aspx

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