SAS FAQ'SWHAT TYPES OF SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
Schaefer Ambulance Service offers several different types of services such as:
Single EMT's Stand by Service
BLS (EMT's) Ambulance Service
ALS (Paramedic) Ambulance Service
CCT Ambulance Service
Special Event Stand by Service (Movie stunts, sporting events, festivals, parades, Boxing and MMA)
No! Always call 911 in the event of a emergency.
Date of Birth
Patients Social Security (Insurance carriers need this for billing)
Reason for Transport
Does the patient require any of the following (Oxygen, EKG Monitor, I.V. monitoring, Suctioning)
Pick up Location
What type of Insurance does the patient have?
Is the Patient over 250 lbs (May require additional assistance)
Our dispatchers will help determine the type of transportation you will need based on medical necessity, chief complaint, reason for transport, type of equipment needed, and medical condition of the patient just to name a few.
Described by Medicare, medical necessity means that when the patient’s medical condition is such that the use of any other method of transportation (e.g. private car, taxi, wheelchair coach) would be medically detrimental. (e.g. Would endanger the patients medical condition).
Private ambulance companies are rate regulated typically by the Board of Supervisors for the County in which the transport originated and in some cases local cities may have there own rate schedule. For assistance on rates please contact our dispatch center or billing department.
WILL MY PRIVATE INSURANCE PAY FOR MY TRANSPORT?
Not always. It is always a good idea to become familiar with your insurance polices benefits before you need them. Please contact your insurance provider to see what type of transportation you are eligible for and what types of fees you will be responsible for (e.g. deductibles, co-pays).
Lights and sirens are only used during transport to a hospital if the patient's condition is deemed unstable.
We will make every effort to transport the patient to the hospital of their choice. However the patient’s condition may require transportation to the most appropriate receiving facility. Your insurance may also play a factor in hospital destination.
Please speak with our billing department for payment options. They will try to provide you with options.