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Membership

The Paramedic Ambulance Membership Plan (PAMP) has saved members hundreds of thousands of dollars in ambulance charges since its inception.

Your membership fee helps to support the ambulance operation, provide quality medical care in a timely manner, fund equipment needs, and provide continuing education for Paramedics, EMTs, and support personnel.

Everyone is qualified to become a member whether or not they have health insurance. PAMP covers both emergency and non-emergency ambulance trips which are medically necessary and meet certain criteria, such as where the patient is picked up and where the ambulance takes them.

PAMP covers you and members of your immediate family that live at the same address. This includes spouses, parents, grandparents, children, and grandchildren. If someone moves out of the household, they will have to purchase their own membership in order to be covered. Please make any changes on the yearly membership renewal we send you if your situation changes.

If an ambulance trip is medically necessary and a member has health insurance, they don’t have to pay their co-insurance and deductible amounts. If a member does not have health insurance, PAMP pays for 100% of covered charges.  If an ambulance trip is not medically necessary and the trip meets pickup and drop-off location criteria, PAMP pays for 50% of non-covered charges.

PAMP fee is $85 annually if you have insurance and $100 annually if you do not have insurance beginning January 1, 2020.  PAMP membership is effective the 1st day of the month after the receipt of your enrollment form and payment.   If you have insurance, we will bill your insurance because Medicare requires it and we would not be able to offer the membership if we did not.  PAMP pays for any co-payments, deductibles, and services not paid by insurance. If your insurance pays you instead of us, you agree to sign that payment over to us as a condition of your membership.

We value your membership, and encourage you to let your friends and neighbors know about the program as well.  If you have questions, please call Central EMS at (479) 521-5801 or contact us via email at centralems@centralems.org.