EL RENO, Okla. – Imagine you or a loved one is involved in a serious car accident, or is suffering from a heart attack or stroke. In these emergent moments, you are likely more concerned about getting to the hospital quickly and dependably by ambulance than how much that ambulance ride will cost.
In these situations, Mercy Hospital El Reno’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) wants to ease your worries by providing safe ambulance rides and eliminating financial burdens related to the emergency transport.
For $60 per year or $170 for three years, anyone in the EMS service area — Calumet, Union City and most of El Reno — can purchase an EMS subscription. If you do not purchase a subscription and need emergency transport by ambulance, you could be responsible for costly out-of-pocket charges since health insurance companies often vary on the amount of coverage provided for ambulance transport.
As a subscriber, Mercy will accept your insurance payment as payment in full — no need to pay your high deductible or co-payment for the ambulance transport.
An EMS subscription:
If you require a non-emergency transport and do not have insurance or other third-party coverage, or if you have insurance and the claim is denied, the EMS subscription member will be charged a reduced fee equal to 60 percent of Mercy Hospital El Reno’s standard non-emergency fee. A non-emergency transport occurs when a hospital emergency room is not the final destination. To schedule a non-emergency transport, call 405-262-9784.
Proceeds from the sale of the subscriptions help support capital equipment needs for EMS, including ambulance maintenance and the purchase of new ambulances.
“As your local EMS team, it is our job to be there when you need us most,” said Jason Lankford, supervisor of the Mercy Hospital El Reno EMS program. “We hope the subscription program will not only create less worry in terms of the financial costs of getting to the hospital, but will also lead to the purchase of new ambulances to continue helping the nearly 3,000 people we transport each year.”
How to Enroll
To learn more about the Mercy Hospital El Reno EMS Subscription Program, contact Jason Lankford at Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org or at 405-262-2640, ext. 1690. You can download an application and learn more about the program by visiting www.mercy.net/mercy-hospital-el-reno-emergency-medical-service-ems-subscription.
To pay for a membership, mail a check for $60 for one year or $170 for three years and your completed application and signed membership agreement to Mercy Hospital El Reno EMS Subscription Program, 2115 Parkview Drive, El Reno, OK 73036. Please make checks payable to Mercy Hospital El Reno EMS Subscription.
Mercy is the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions annually. Mercy includes 34 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, three rehab hospitals and two orthopedic hospitals, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.