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Ambulance Transportation

The city collects an ambulance service fee from all ambulance users, based on the level of care provided and the transport distance to a medical facility. Non-residents pay a higher fee. Fees are only imposed when the Fire Department ambulance provides transportation along with medical care. There is no charge for emergency response without transport. Most health insurance policies, including Medicare, provide coverage for this type of service. The Park Ridge Fire Department became a certified provider for Medicare and Medicaid when the City first instituted the ambulance fees.

Ambulance fees are set by City ordinance to be in accordance with Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement schedules. No payment is requested or accepted at the time of service. Billing normally occurs within a few weeks of the incident. In cases of repeat users where insurance information is already on record, the bill is sent directly to the insurance provider and not to the patient. 

Questions regarding ambulance service fees or billing questions can be directed to the Park Ridge Fire Department at (847) 318-6721 or email Jennifer Steurer.    

 

 

 

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Drop Off Used Sporting Equipment at the Recycling Event at Public Works
The PRYC is hosting a Sporting Equipment Drive. Items can be dropped off at the PW Recycling Event on Oct.18. Read the attached flyer to learn more.
Please Help the Park RidgeYouth Commission Sporting Equipment Drive
Donations will be accepted from October 15-November 15, 2014. Please read the attached information for details.
Please Visit Our Annual Fire Department Open House On October 4, 2014
Open House will take place on October 4, 2014 from 12-3 p.m. at Fire Station #36, at 1000 N. Greenwood Ave. Read here to learn more.
The PRFD Would Like You to Know About Recalls of Smoke/CO Alarms
Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure
Enterovirus Update
Here is some information on the current Enterovirus situation that is affecting children in the Midwest.

 
 
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