Ambulance Membership Program
Without this membership, ground ambulance transport in Tehama County costs thousands of dollars per person. Most insurance plans cover only 50 percent to 80 percent of ambulance charges – which means the patient pays the rest.
While none of us expect to be in a situation where we or a loved one requires medically necessary ambulance transportation, a Dignity Health Medical Transport Services membership provides peace of mind because it provides, at no cost, medically necessary ground ambulance transportation within Tehama County when provided by Dignity Health Medical Transport Services.
With a Dignity Health Medical Transport Services membership, you will never have out-of-pocket expenses for medically necessary transport – from our hospital to another hospital, or from the scene of an emergency in Tehama County to our hospital.
In addition to protecting your family’s health in an emergency situation, and your financial security, your membership makes a difference in our community and helps ensure this vital, life saving service remains available to you, your family, friends, and neighbors.
How Does It Work?
A call to 911 is the first step to take in any emergency. The professionals at Dignity Health St. Elizabeth Community Hospital work in cooperation with your local Emergency Responders. The 911 dispatchers are trained to get specific information about the medical emergency from the caller and determine what type of medical transportation best fits the situation. If the 911 dispatcher determines you would benefit from medical transport, they will dispatch ground ambulances. Dignity Health St. Elizabeth Community Hospital specialists are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to medical emergencies. Your membership with Dignity Health St. Elizabeth Community Hospital Cares will ensure the Interfacility transfers by Dignity Health St. Elizabeth Community Hospital.
Why Dignity Health St. Elizabeth Community Hospital?
Professionalism and Stability
Joining our expanding community means you receive:
- Competencies in all aspects of patient care including Cardiac Specialties, EMS, ER, high-risk OB, NICU, Pediatrics, Respiratory Therapy, and Trauma.
- Over 20 years of experience, transporting more than 10,000 patients every year.
Sometimes your doctor may feel that you or your loved one needs to be moved to a higher level of care. We will work with your physician and health care provider to make sure that you reach a specialized care facility as quickly as possible.
For as little as $75 a year*, you can have the peace of mind in knowing that you and your loved ones are covered in the event of an emergency. We will work on your behalf with your benefits provider to make sure there are no outstanding costs to you. *Membership is valid for one (1) year, beginning (1) day after completed application and your nonrefundable payment is received.
Making a Difference in our Communities
By becoming a member of Dignity Health St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, you will help ensure that this vital, life saving resource remains a viable service to your friends and neighbors. Your membership also helps to purchase equipment and medical supplies for the ambulances, helping support the ambulance resources in your local community.
Types of Memberships Available
A household is considered to include all members of a single family with up to three non-family members.
Dignity Health St. Elizabeth Community Hospital offers discounted rates for businesses and community groups. Please call our membership office for details toll free, Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4 pm (PST) at 530.529.8318.