Every insurance carrier is different. You will need to check with your carrier to see if our department's medical emergency responses are a covered benefit. Many times the ambulance charge is covered, but not our department's charges. We have noted that fewer insurance carriers in recent times are including this charge in their covered benefits.
Also, if your insurance carrier does cover part of it, there may be a deductible that is higher than the $43 annual fee you would pay for our program.
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Anaheim Fire & Rescue currently offers a Paramedic Membership Program to residents and businesses within the City of Anaheim. The program is designed to protect the citizens of Anaheim in the event of an emergency by waiving the cost of the paramedic response fee.
Should you need emergency medical services, a $399 response fee will be charged for each person. As an alternative to paying this fee, the Paramedic Membership Program allows residents and business owners the option of paying $43 a year ($3.58 per month) to have the $399 response fee waived from their bill.
For a residential account, membership covers the department's emergency medical response costs for all who reside in your home anywhere in the City of Anaheim 24 hours a day. The program also covers those who have a medical emergency while visiting your home.
For the business program, membership covers the department's response costs for all your employees while working at your business in the City of Anaheim. Customers of the business are not covered by the program, but their individual residential program may cover them if they reside in the City of Anaheim.
If you receive a residential or commercial City of Anaheim Utility bill, we can conveniently add the $3.58 a month fee to your bill (for residential accounts, every 2 months). If you do not receive a City Utility bill, call us for billing options at 714-765-4060. An annual payment of $43 can be made payable to the City of Anaheim. To ensure proper enrollment, please note “Paramedic Program” on your check or money order.
Please contact us at 714-765-4060 to verify enrollment and we will be happy to assist you.
You may cancel your membership at any time. Please do one of the following:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, address, and telephone number.
Call us at 714-765-4060,
Send us a letter indicating that you would like to cancel your membership. Include your name, address, and telephone number. Mail to the address below:
Paramedic Membership Program
Anaheim Fire & Rescue
201 S. Anaheim Blvd., #301
Anaheim, CA 92805