DAYTON, NV (KOLO) Enrollment is now open for the Frontier Saver Ambulance Subscription Program, offered by the Central Lyon County Fire Protection District. The program provides coverage for costs associated with medically necessary ambulance transportation.
"Our subscription service runs from July 1st to June 30th every year, so as we get close to July 1st, we like to remind people that it's open, and if you don't reapply, your subscription will expire in June," Chief Rich Harvey, says.
Harvey says the subscription gives people peace of mind if an emergency happens.
"It's kind of one of those insurance policies against stuff you don't want to happen, but in the event you do need a ride to the hospital or one of your family members does, the good news is knowing that nothing will come out of your pocket if you're a member of the Frontier savers program," he says.
He also says in Lyon County the cost of an ambulance transfer can range from $1,200-$1,500. The Frontier Saver Ambulance Subscription Program costs $50 for a single person or $75 for a household.
"There's a lot of people when you get on scene who are like, well, I don't want to go to the hospital when we're urging them to go, and 90 percent of the time it's a money thing; I don't want to go because I can't afford it, and the great thing about the program, it covers you for any kind of EMS services you need," Michael Rosario, a firefighter, says.
If you are a subscriber, the program works if you need care and are in surrounding counties as well.
"Yes they can use it in Carson City, Storey County and North Lyon, which is like the Fernley area, and so if you happen to be in North Lyon and we transport you it's covered too," Mark Secrist, a firefighter, says.
Washoe County's REMSA ambulance service offers a similar program.
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