Q: How much am I charged for ambulance transportation?
A: Most ambulance fees for people with a valid Prince Edward Island health card are 75 per cent subsidized by the provincial government. The current subsidized rate is $150.00. The fees are a flat rate.
Q. What if I am unable to pay?
A. If you are unable to pay the fee you were charged for ground ambulance service, Island EMS can offer you an interest free payment plan based on your ability to pay. Please call the Island EMS billing office for more information. 902-892-9995
Q. If the paramedics treat me at the scene, but I do not get transported to the hospital by ambulance, do I still get charged a fee?
A. No. You only get charged a fee if you are transported by ambulance.
Q. Will the PEI government pay my ambulance bills if I need an ambulance in another province?
A. No. That’s why you should get travel insurance that covers ambulance services when you travel outside of the province, even to visit Nova Scotia or New Brunswick.
Q. Why are fees higher for non-Prince Edward Islanders?
A. Ground ambulance services are an uninsured service not covered by the Canada Health Act. This means they are the province’s responsibility to deliver and fund. Because of this, residents from other provinces and non-Canadians are billed at a higher rate than Prince Edward Islanders. Anyone traveling outside their province of residence should make sure they have appropriate travel insurance.
Q. What if the person transported by ambulance received an invoice but has since deceased?
A. We ask for a copy of the death certificate as well as a written letter from the executor of the estate stating there is no monies left in the estate to pay the invoice. Once these two pieces of information are received, the invoice will be voided.