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(It’s best to do so in writing with a certified letter.) You also may have insurance through a credit card or employer, etc. 3 months later I just got the bill from Revenue Services British Columbia and it's 850 dollars (because I am a non-BC resident). My friend called an ambulance for me in St. John's, NL (I think I was drugged at a bar) and a couple months later I moved to Toronto. Once the payment is received in full, we will mail your official receipt to you. A collection agents job is to phone you and take whatever measures they decide are necessary to collect the money. We have several options to pay your ambulance bill. If you are NOT a DC resident, Federal Law requires the District to bill you for the full amount of ambulance charges and pursue payment of such charges. ._12xlue8dQ1odPw1J81FIGQ{display:inline-block;vertical-align:middle} We accept : VISA Mastercard American Express ; We also accept debit: Bank of Montreal Royal Bank Scotiabank VISA Debit TD Canada Trust Internet Banking This happened to me. So if you get transported, your insurance may pay only a small portion of the bill, and in some cases, they won't pay any of it. The city of San Antonio has some of the best ambulance service in the nation, but it doesn't participate in any insurance network. 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That's why we have created the Ambulance Fee Assistance Program Form. As long as your Medicare Card is valid in a province, you are covered anywhere in Canada.) If you don’t pay your bank loan, credit card, or other debt, the lender may decide to send your file to a collection agency. Here is what Dave Ramsey said to someone who had a big life flight bill. /*# sourceMappingURL=https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/chunkCSS/TopicLinksContainer.361933014be843c79476.css.map*/ about payment options if this is an exceptional burden (a quick Google suggests people have been offered a payment plan). Ambulance services are managed by BCEHS. You can make your bill payment online using a credit card or debit. It would go to collections and tank your credit score just like any unpaid debts. Upon presentation of a valid Ontario health card to the billing institution, the account will be updated and the amount to be paid will be adjusted. Revenue Services of BC manages invoicing and payment processing for BCEHS. Even if the hospital is in-network, don’t assume the ambulance will be. For inpatients this is usually done the day after the arrival of the patient. That's not much of a concern when you're 16, but it will be more important later. 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Maybe see if Ontario will pay it down to the normal BC rate. You'll have taken the first steps to becoming a pariah because of your unprincipled and freeloading ways. 3 months later I just got the bill from Revenue Services British Columbia and it's 850 dollars (because I am a non-BC resident). Critics say the Ontario government should pay the bill when patients are forced to take air or ground ambulances because their local hospital doesn't offer the service or treatment they need. I was stunned by her callousness and asked if she would rather live in country where we let the poor die in the streets? 911 calls. Press J to jump to the feed. treatment is not available anywhere in Ontario. It can be a tough call whether to take an ambulance or not. 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