Ride Ticket $100.00
Ride Ticket Program
At East Boise County Ambulance District (EBCAD), we are committed to ensuring that high-quality pre-hospital healthcare is accessible to all residents of East Boise County, irrespective of their financial circumstances. This commitment led us to establish the Ambulance Ride Ticket program. Under this initiative, when community members who have purchased a ride ticket are transported to the hospital, we opt to waive a portion of their ambulance bill rather than invoicing the full amount. The Ride Ticket program can offers peace of mind. We understand that unforeseen medical emergencies can pose financial challenges, and we aim to ensure that such circumstances do not impede individuals in our community from receiving essential healthcare. For only $100 per ticket, or $90 for active or retired military, active first responders, or seniors aged 65 or older, the Ride Ticket program provides a sense of security.
How it Works:
If you dial 911 and are transported by our Ambulance to a higher level of care (generally a hospital, helicopter, or higher care ambulance) and have purchased an East Boise County Ambulance Ride Ticket, we will send you an invoice for the service and subsequently bill your insurance (as applicable). If you have insurance, after your insurance has paid the portion of the invoice that they will cover, East Boise County Ambulance will waive any remaining balance your insurance leaves as patient responsibility over $150.00. In cases where you lack insurance or your insurance does not cover the claim, the ticket holder is responsible for only $150, regardless of the total bill amount. A ticket is valid only during the calendar year it is purchased, and expires on January 1 of each year, regardless of when it was purchased. One ride ticket is good for one transport; if you use a ticket you must purchase another to cover any subsequent transports.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is eligible?
Anyone may buy an EBCAD Ride Ticket.
Will I receive a bill for the use of the ambulance?
Yes, you will receive an invoice for your records. East Boise County Ambulance will waive any remaining balance designated as patient responsibility after your $150.00 has been settled. In the event of no insurance coverage, your liability to East Boise County Ambulance will be capped at $150.00 for the entire bill.
Why am I still being billed after my insurance paid East Boise County Ambulance?
Any remaining balance of a bill that insurance does not pay is the Patient’s responsibility. With a ride ticket, your patient responsibility is capped at $150 after insurance has paid. In some instances, this might be less. In that case, you may choose to pay the patient responsibility portion and not use your ride ticket.
Can Ride tickets be purchased even if do not have Insurance?
Yes, this program typically saves uninsured ticket holders several hundred dollars per incident.
Does $100.00 really cover my entire household?
Yes. The $100 ride ticket will cover one medically necessary ambulance transport by EBCAD for the primary ticket holder as well as any family members who live in the primary ticket holder’s household who can be claimed on their taxes, including their spouse and dependents. If someone living in your home cannot be claimed on your taxes, they will need to purchase a separate ticket in order to have coverage. If the ticket is used, an additional ticket will need to be purchased prior to any subsequent transports.
Am I signing up for an insurance plan by purchasing an East Boise County Ambulance Ride ticket?
No. a Ride ticket helps bridge the gap if you are uninsured or underinsured. While the Ambulance Ride Ticket may provide peace of mind for your East Boise County Ambulance bill, it will not cover any services provided by other medical providers, such as hospitals or Air Medical.
Do you offer Ride Ticket Discounts?
Yes! We offer a 10% discounted to community members who are active military, veterans, active first responders, and seniors aged 65 or older.