Time is running out to enroll in the 2020 EMSAcare Ambulance Program, which gives members low-cost emergency ambulance rides.
If you live in and around the City of Tulsa, you can enroll until 5 p.m. Monday.
Once a year, EMSA holds an open enrollment for their program which offers those low-cost emergency ambulance rides.
Members pay $5.45 a month extra on their City of Tulsa utility bill to use the program.
If you live outside of the City of Tulsa in the areas of Jenks, Bixby, or Sand Springs, you can join by paying the full yearly fee of $65 upfront.
EMSA transports don’t go outside of those areas; they only transport within those cities.
An ambulance ride with EMSA is usually about $1,300 per person per trip, but with this program the customer would only be paying that monthly, or yearly, fee with no extra cost for the ride itself. EMSA has been doing this program for more than a decade, and they said about 77 percent of Tulsa households participate.
EMSA spokesperson Adam Paluka said this program is a huge asset to the community.
“If you feel you are more susceptible to health problems or there’s a member of your household that may have illness or a disease, this is a way to have some money and we have it for people to take advantage of,” Paluka said.