Why does Caldwell County charge ambulance fees?

To reduce the tax cost of emergency medical services (EMS) for county residents; without ambulance fees, the cost of providing emergency medical care would fall completely on the residents of Caldwell County. Caldwell County EMS Division has charged ambulance fees for more than thirty-five years. The Caldwell County Commissioners authorized such fees to offset the tax cost of providing EMS to residents and visitors. While taxes provide the majority of operational funding, ambulance fees collected from EMS Billing, assist Caldwell County in providing the highest level of care to the citizens and visitors of our County.

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1. Why does Caldwell County charge ambulance fees?
2. What types of fees are charged and how much does an ambulance ride cost?
3. A fire truck came with the ambulance. Do I get charged for that too?
4. Why did the ambulance crew ask me for my personal information?
5. Will my health insurance pay my ambulance bill?
6. What happens if I don’t have healthcare insurance?
7. What is the telephone number for ambulance billing questions?
8. What is the payment mailing address and contact information for ambulance billing?
9. How can I find out more about HIPAA and Privacy?