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Who pays for the ambulance?

So..Today I needed to go to the hospital and the school called an ambulance and 1 firetruck to pick me up from school.

My question is who pays for the ambulance/firetruck?
Me or the school?
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yao416 wrote:
Oct 30th, 2008 7:19 pm
So..Today I needed to go to the hospital and the school called an ambulance and 1 firetruck to pick me up from school.

My question is who pays for the ambulance/firetruck?
Me or the school?
The schools insurance will likely cover the cost. They are responsible for you while you are there.
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jcoltage wrote:
Oct 30th, 2008 7:43 pm
not true - someone in my high school called 911 after being trapped in the elevator and the fire truck billed the school and the school off loaded the cost to him because he should have called the school versus 911. He did not get his report card I think.

I think it is if it is an emergency OHIP covers it - if not you get 35 dollars billed to you.
The office called 911.
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jcoltage wrote:
Oct 30th, 2008 7:43 pm
not true - someone in my high school called 911 after being trapped in the elevator and the fire truck billed the school and the school off loaded the cost to him because he should have called the school versus 911. He did not get his report card I think.

I think it is if it is an emergency OHIP covers it - if not you get 35 dollars billed to you.
Incorrect. In Ontario there is a $50 charge for all real emergencies, OHIP covers the rest. If the doctor at the hospital decides your trip was not necessary, your on the hook for $2xx.
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I think it is more than $35 for an ambulance. Called an ambulance once and it cost more like $50 but I can't remember exactly how much they charge.
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yao416 wrote:
Oct 30th, 2008 7:19 pm
So..Today I needed to go to the hospital and the school called an ambulance and 1 firetruck to pick me up from school.

My question is who pays for the ambulance/firetruck?
Me or the school?
so let me get this straight....an ambulance AND a firetruck come sirens ablazing to rush and pick you up?
It doesn't sound like iti was too serious since you are now back online on RFD telling us about it. :rolleyes:
What exactly was this "emergency" that caused an ambulance AND firetruck to attend to you?
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gretzky99 wrote:
Oct 30th, 2008 7:58 pm
so let me get this straight....an ambulance AND a firetruck come sirens ablazing to rush and pick you up?
It doesn't sound like iti was too serious since you are now back online on RFD telling us about it. :rolleyes:
What exactly was this "emergency" that caused an ambulance AND firetruck to attend to you?
Hahah, I had heartbeat of ~200

IIRC, I did see a firetruck while they push me out. And yes, they had sirens on while on the way to the hospital
Not sure if they had sirens on while coming to the school,
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yao416 wrote:
Oct 30th, 2008 8:04 pm
Hahah, I had heartbeat of ~200

IIRC, I did see a firetruck while they push me out. And yes, they had sirens on while on the way to the hospital
Not sure if they had sirens on while coming to the school,
Well given the fact your in Gr. 10, a HB of 200 is really not that big of deal. Whats the story?
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Google is your...oh never mind.

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/pub ... p/amb.html
http://www.torontoems.ca/main-site/serv ... -Why-49425

"You are responsible for an ambulance service co-payment charge of $45.00 for ambulance services rendered :

* if you are a resident of Ontario, and
* you have a valid Ontario health card, and
* a physician deems your ambulance service medically necessary, and
* your ambulance trip originates in Ontario and ends in Ontario, and
* you can not claim an ambulance co-payment exemption (below).

Your ambulance transportation costs are fully covered :

* if you are a resident of Ontario, and:
* you have a valid Ontario health card, and
* a physician deems your ambulance service medically necessary, and
* your ambulance trip originates at an Ontario hospital or health care facility, and
* your destination is a hospital or health care facility outside the province but within Canada, and
* treatment is not available anywhere in Ontario.

Your ambulance transportation costs are fully covered :

* if you are a resident of Ontario, and:
* you have a valid Ontario health card, and
* a physician deems your ambulance service medically necessary, and
* your ambulance trip originates at an Ontario hospital, and
* your destination is a hospital or health care facility outside the country, and
* prior approval from OHIP for out-of-country medical treatment is obtained, and
* treatment is not available anywhere in Ontario.

You are responsible for an ambulance service co-payment charge of $240.00 for each land ambulance service rendered, and/or the actual cost for each air ambulance service rendered :

* if you are a resident of Ontario, and
* you do not have a valid Ontario health card, or
* a physician deems your ambulance service medically unnecessary, and
* your ambulance trip originates in Ontario, regardless of destination.

You are responsible for the full cost of the land and/or air ambulance services received :

* if you are a resident of Ontario, and
* your ambulance trip originates outside Ontario.

Land and air ambulance services originating out-of-province are not an insured benefit under OHIP. Residents travelling outside the province are encouraged to purchase supplementary or travel health insurance, as some plans offer emergency medical and repatriation transportation for the ill and/or injured.
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OMG YAO what happened?
I hope you are well now.

Stay off the bad stuff you know, ain't good for you.

Get well soon though.
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Kasakato wrote:
Oct 30th, 2008 8:07 pm
Well given the fact your in Gr. 10, a HB of 200 is really not that big of deal. Whats the story?
Yea, I was running in my gym class :o
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Oct 30th, 2008 8:11 pm
OMG YAO what happened?
I hope you are well now.

Stay off the bad stuff you know, ain't good for you.

Get well soon though.
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MrDisco wrote:
Oct 30th, 2008 8:07 pm
Google is your...oh never mind.

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/pub ... p/amb.html
http://www.torontoems.ca/main-site/serv ... -Why-49425

"You are responsible for an ambulance service co-payment charge of $45.00 for ambulance services rendered :

* if you are a resident of Ontario, and
* you have a valid Ontario health card, and
* a physician deems your ambulance service medically necessary, and
* your ambulance trip originates in Ontario and ends in Ontario, and
* you can not claim an ambulance co-payment exemption (below).

Your ambulance transportation costs are fully covered :

* if you are a resident of Ontario, and:
* you have a valid Ontario health card, and
* a physician deems your ambulance service medically necessary, and
* your ambulance trip originates at an Ontario hospital or health care facility, and
* your destination is a hospital or health care facility outside the province but within Canada, and
* treatment is not available anywhere in Ontario.

Your ambulance transportation costs are fully covered :

* if you are a resident of Ontario, and:
* you have a valid Ontario health card, and
* a physician deems your ambulance service medically necessary, and
* your ambulance trip originates at an Ontario hospital, and
* your destination is a hospital or health care facility outside the country, and
* prior approval from OHIP for out-of-country medical treatment is obtained, and
* treatment is not available anywhere in Ontario.

You are responsible for an ambulance service co-payment charge of $240.00 for each land ambulance service rendered, and/or the actual cost for each air ambulance service rendered :

* if you are a resident of Ontario, and
* you do not have a valid Ontario health card, or
* a physician deems your ambulance service medically unnecessary, and
* your ambulance trip originates in Ontario, regardless of destination.

You are responsible for the full cost of the land and/or air ambulance services received :

* if you are a resident of Ontario, and
* your ambulance trip originates outside Ontario.

Land and air ambulance services originating out-of-province are not an insured benefit under OHIP. Residents travelling outside the province are encouraged to purchase supplementary or travel health insurance, as some plans offer emergency medical and repatriation transportation for the ill and/or injured.
I'm not seeing anything about "school"
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yao416 wrote:
Oct 30th, 2008 8:14 pm
I'm not seeing anything about "school"
your ambulance trip originates in Ontario and ends in Ontario
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yao416 wrote:
Oct 30th, 2008 8:14 pm
I'm not seeing anything about "school"
:confused: I'm not seeing where school has anything to do with this?

If you have a health card, you're responsible to pay a certain portion of the cost as another poster has c/p from the site.
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