The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care sets a charge of $240.00 for using an ambulance. This amount is reduced to $45.00 if:
You are a resident of Ontario with a valid Ontario Health Card, AND
Using the ambulance was medically necessary (usually determined by the attending physician).
you are not an insured resident, or if using an ambulance was not
medically necessary, the hospital is required to charge you the $240.00.
Who pays the $45.00?
The $45.00 is payable by you unless:
were receiving professional services through Home and Community Care
when you were transported to the hospital. If this applies to you,
please forward your statement to your Community Care Coordinator.
are on social assistance or disability assistance. If this applies to
you, please forward your statement to your Case Worker for validation
and return to the Almonte General Hospital Finance Department.
were hurt at WORK and came to the hospital by ambulance directly from
work. In this case, your employer pays the $45.00 directly to the
hospital. All patients are responsible for providing the invoice to
their employer. If you need an ambulance for the same injury later, the
charge is paid by WSIB.