FireMed Ambulance Membership
Did you know that one emergency ambulance ride can cost you $1200 to $1500 from our area into Madras Mountan view Hospital? That’s why joining FireMed, for only $45 a year, makes good sense. A FireMed membership covers all ambulance costs for your entire household.
Our FireMed ground partners are certified emergency medical personnel who specialize in advanced trauma care. FireMed member households are covered by over 80 Oregon FireMed affiliates.
Click here to view the FireMed affiliates coverage area.
Every second counts in a medical emergency. No one knows that better than the flight crew at AirLink Critical Care Transport, an emergency air ambulance service that covers 130,000 square miles in Oregon. Based in Bend, AirLink is ready to respond at a moment's notice 24-hours-a-day, every day.
Important Information About Airlink and Lifeflight
Currently there are two air ambulance providers, Airlink and Lifelight, that serve the Lake Chinook Fire District. In the past, these two agencies honored each other’s membership programs in the event a member of either air ambulance companies used the service. This has now changed. So, if you and your family are members of Lifeflight, and Airlink is called to transport you or a family member, your expenses will not be covered. The reverse is true for Airlink members.
The only way to ensure coverage for an air ambulance transport is to purchase memberships from both agencies. You can inform your physician, and fire department that you are a Life Flight Network member or an Airlink Member, however there is no guarantee your request will be honored. Your requested transport helicopter may not be the closest or the one that is available. AirLink will continue to be the primary air ambulance for St. Charles Health System, including Mt. View Hospital.
For a complete list of FAQ's designed to provide details to help you better understand changes underway and how they may impact you and your family.
Membership questions should be directed to Airlink or Lifeflight.
Airlink (800) 353-0497 or (541) 706-6305 www.stcharleshealthcare.org/airlink/index.html
Lifeflight(800) 232-0911 (503) 678.4364 www.lifeflight.org