How Much Does an Ambulance Ride Cost?

An ambulance ride is most often the quickest way to get to the hospital in the case of an injury or serious illness such as a car accident or heart attack.  The cost of an ambulance ride can depend upon the company, the miles driven, the reason you had to ride in one and if insurance is involved.

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How much does an ambulance ride cost?

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Average Reported Cost: $2429

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How much did you spend?

Was it worth it?  

  1. American Medical Response (daly city,  California) paid $3258 and said:

    Trip was 1.5 miles, was charged for 5 miles.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. TM (Horsham,  Pennsylvania) paid $1600 and said:

    My wife took me to an emergency clinic/care place. They said that I had to be ambulanced to the local hospital ER. I told them that my wife would drive me, but they strong armed her into letting them call an ambulance. It was maybe 15 minutes in an ambulance, no lights, no siren, no drugs, nothing. They were nothing more than a glorified $1600 taxi ride.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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