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Posted on: October 11, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Emergency Medical Services Subscription Program Enrolling Now

EMS

Enrollment is open for the Emergency Medical Services Subscription Program. Enrollment and renewal periods for program run from October 1st – December 31st annually for the subsequent year.

The City of Longview through the EMS provided by the Fire Department is committed to providing quality, affordable emergency ambulance care as a service to all residents of Longview. Since 2009, the Longview Fire Department has offered an EMS Subscription Program to Longview residents in an attempt to help offset the rising cost of out-of-pocket medical expenses. With the typical cost associated with EMS transports averaging $800 - $1000 per response, the program limits any out-of-pocket EMS expenses to $70/year. For the Longview resident, that $70 annual fee is the maximum out-of-pocket expense for EMS transport to either of Longview’s two hospitals. The single fee covers those - who are eligible - living in the subscribed household.

This subscription program is an optional plan that is available to all citizens except Medicaid recipients of our community.

Statistics show one in four Longview residents will need emergency care sometime in their lives. Because members are not worrying about the ambulance bill, they are calling for help sooner. Results prove that prompt emergency attention increases survival rates.

Participants will pay only $70.00 per year for emergency ground ambulance service. This fee can be paid through a one-time payment by check, cash, money order or Visa/Master Card or Discover.

Eligibility

Must be a resident of Longview, TexasCoverage for head of household, spouse, and any unmarried dependent children under 25 years of age and a full time student.
Other dependents of the household must have court documented guardianship papersMedicaid recipients cannot participate in this program
Authorization for the City of Longview to obtain entitled benefits from insurance carriers and Medicare will be required.

Benefits

No out-of-pocket expenses for emergency ground ambulance useUnlimited emergency (only) transports per enrolled member
Coverage for all eligible household members

Terms of Agreement

This subscription is nonrefundable and nontransferableViolations of the terms of the agreement or false information entered on the subscription application may result in immediate cancellation of the subscription.

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