The North Fork Ambulance annual membership brochure was mailed to over 5,000 homes and businesses on Sept 15. The best reason to become a member is it will help keep emergency ambulance service responding from within each of our communities!
The North Fork Ambulance has been serving the valley since 1969 and currently has stations in Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford. Since it receives no tax revenues, the all-volunteer nonprofit relies heavily on memberships and donations in order to continue to provide compassionate and timely pre-hospital care and transport. This year they have set a goal of increasing membership by 50 percent, from 1,800 members to 2,700 members.
Why do I need to purchase an Ambulance Membership? Because accidents happen, even healthy people sometimes get sick and the North Fork Ambulance wants to be there to help you or your loved one in an emergency.
Will an Ambulance membership save me money? Yes, your membership covers your insurance co-pay if you are transported and your deductible has been met.
What if I have not met my deductible, or don't have any insurance? As a member, if you are transported and you do not have insurance, or have not yet met your insurance deductible, you will receive a 60 percent discount on your bill.
What will non-members pay for a transport to DCMH? Non-members are responsible for 100 percent of their bill, which is typically between $900 and $1,200 per transport.
How do I sign up? Complete the membership application and mail your payment, or sign up and pay online a www.northforkambulance.com
Look for the Ambulance Membership brochure in your mail this week, sign up online, or call 872-4303 for more information!
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