Everyone experiences emergencies from time to time – they’re simply a part of life. Unfortunately, they are also costly. For instance, a typical emergency ambulance transport can often exceed $500 and most insurance providers, including Medicare, will not cover the full amount of an ambulance bill.
The Wake County Rescue Squad EMS Fund
Fortunately, Wake County Emergency Medical Services offers all residence of Wake County relief from direct cost of ambulance services. For $60 per year, you and all permanent residents of your household can receive emergency 911 ambulance service anywhere in Wake County as many times as needed. Your annual subscription fee relieves you of any direct costs of 911 ambulance service not paid by your insurance. The plan covers all members of your household from November 1 to October 31 of the following year. Your coverage begins 2 days after receipt of your payment and ends on October 31.
In addition to the coverage your family receives, all of the money from your subscription membership is returned to Wake EMS or the rescue squad that serves the area where you live. This provides valuable operating funds to ensure the continued high level of emergency medical care that you have come to expect.
While all of us like to believe that we will never have the need to dial 911, every day citizens across Wake County need an ambulance due to an illness or injury. That is why you should act now and join the Rescue Squad/EMS Fund. Because the last thing you should have to worry about in an emergency is paying for the ambulance bill. For questions please call 844-409-2031.
To renew or join, you have 4 options:
- Call 844-409-2031 (credit card option now available)
- Click on the image of the brochure below. Print and return to the enclosed address.
- Visit the Wake County EMS Fund website and sign-up.
- Wait for your renewal or program brochure in the mail each autumn.
Re-enrollment forms are mailed out annually in the fall. When you receive your form, fill out the appropriate information and return it by mail with your check to the address on the form. If you do not receive your subscription letter, contact us at 844-409-2031.