Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding MediRide, Inc. EMS and the services we provide.
Q: I heard Marquette General EMS or Rampart EMS provides a higher level of emergency care than MediRide EMS. Is that true?
A: ABSOLUTELY NOT! MediRide EMS provides the highest level of emergency medical service available in the industry, Advanced Life Support (ALS)! No other EMS agency, including Marquette General EMS or Rampart provides a higher level of service than MediRide EMS...no one! MediRide EMS paramedics and EMS staff are fully licensed and continually trained to respond to and effectively treat all emergency patient conditions from the most life-threatening medical conditions, and most severe trauma conditions down to the smallest cuts and bruises! MediRide EMS ambulances feature state-of-the-art medical tools and diagnostic equipment and our paramedics are in constant communication with physicians at the emergency department. MediRide EMS ambulances feature on-board telemetry capabilities...sending vital information from patient's connected to heart monitors directly to the emergency department enabling doctors to prepare a treatment plan even before the patient arrives at the hospital. Rest assured, our paramedics and EMS staff worked and trained hard and have treated and saved thousands of patients every year! To be sure you're getting the Advanced Life Support services, provided by MediRide EMS...DIAL 911 AND ASK FOR A MEDIRIDE AMBULANCE TO BE SENT TO YOUR LOCATION.
Q: Is there an 'advantage' to joining an ambulance membership program?
A: No. Most times the only advantage to joining a membership program is for the ambulance service and not the patient. Ambulance services offer these programs in order to appear to be giving their members a discount. The problem is, you have to PAY to become a member. In essence, you're paying a membership fee for a service you might not ever even use! At MediRide, Inc. EMS, we've always offered our patients the lowest charges in the Upper Peninsula. We don't make our patients pay extra to enjoy affordable services, we just give it to everyone...at no extra cost!
Q: I'm an MGH employee. Are my family and I covered by our health insurance for your services?
A: Absolutely ! MediRide, Inc. EMS is a participating Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Michigan provider. Regardless of what you may have been told by your employer, BCBSM will pay claims for services provided to you by MediRide, Inc. EMS. Plus, MediRide, Inc. EMS will not charge you for any related co-pays. Contact MGH Employee Benefits office to learn the truth, or call our office at (906) 226-4565.
Q: Can MediRide, Inc. EMS provide long-distance transports?
A: Yes! MediRide, Inc. provides ambulance, AssistCAR, and Wheelchair Coach transportation in our local area as well as to long-distance destinations. We have transported patients within the State of Michigan as well as to other states throughout the U.S.
If you have more specific questions that were not answered here, we invite you to browse through our entire site or contact us with your question. We look forward to hearing from you!