The Pasadena Fire Department has announced the implementation of the first-ever Pasadena Paramedic Subscription Program, which offers residents the opportunity to pay an annual coverage fee providing for unlimited use of the Pasadena Fire Department’s emergency medical system without additional cost.
The charge for an ambulance transport in Pasadena can be as high as $3,000, a Fire Dept. statement said. Even with medical insurance, copays and deductibles can range between $50 to $500 for a transport.
For $85 per year (less than $7 per month), this voluntary program provides coverage for fees associated with any paramedic services or emergency transportation provided. The fee covers the subscriber and all other members of their household related by blood, marriage or adoption, according to the Fire Dept. statement.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer this cost-savings program to community members,” said EMS Battalion Chief Jason Hansen. “With the rising cost of everything these days, this is an amazing deal for participants—especially since it covers all members of your household.”
When paramedics are needed, cost should not be a concern, the Fire dept. Statement said.
Membership in the Paramedic Subscription Program provides unlimited use of the Pasadena Fire Department’s emergency medical system. Every dollar received through the program is used to enhance emergency medical services to the community and to improve the local paramedic system.
Visit the Pasadena Fire Department website for more information about the Paramedic Subscription Program, including how to enroll and answers to frequently asked questions.