MILFORD — This week, Pike County Advanced Life Support (PCALS) will be mailing subscription notices throughout Pike and Wayne counties as part of their annual subscription drive. Annual fees are $30 for an individual, $50 for a couple, and $70 for a household, but the benefits are exceptional.
As a subscription member, you will not be billed for balances owed on services that are partly covered by your insurance carrier,
including co-pays and deductibles (with the exception of deductibles mandated by Federal Law). In other words, you are not responsible for whatever fees are not covered by your insurance, unless Federal Law mandates you pay.
President Mary Lou Corbett stated, “Unfortunately we have to bill our patients, but our annual subscription drive allows participants to
be protected from a large ambulance bill. The subscription drive also helps offset the cost of providing such high quality paramedic services.”
Pike County ALS is the main supplier of ambulance services in Pike County. PCALS has also served portions of Wayne County since 2009.
Without their dedicated staff and volunteers, many sick and injured people would suffer from lack of advanced emergency treatment
before arriving at a hospital. Fortunately, since 2003, PCALS has been providing advanced life-saving support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In 2011 alone, PCALS responded to over 1,800 calls with state-of-the-art technology, including 12-lead EKG machines, cardiac defibrillators, external pacemakers and bone drills.
Pike County ALS works with local ambulance services, which provide pre-hospital care to critically ill and injured patients in the
absence of advanced life support. Local ambulance services provide basic life-saving treatment like oxygen administration, splinting and transportation, but do not include cardiac monitoring, medication administration or invasive skills such as IV therapy and surgical airways.
For more information contact us.