Ambulance Transportation

Ambulance Transportation

Hospital Transportation

The Park Ridge Fire Department, under normal circumstances, will transport to the following emergency departments

The Park Ridge Fire Department will always recommend transportation to the closest hospital equipped to treat the patient.  In the best interest of the patient, the Ambulance may not be able to transport to the "Hospital of Choice".

Ambulance Billings & Fees
The city collects an ambulance service fee from all ambulance users, based on the level of care provided. Non-residents pay a higher fee. Fees are only imposed when the Fire Department ambulance provides transportation to an emergency room at a local hospital. 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) 318-6729 or email