Ambulance Service Fee

The Village of Palatine charges a user service fee for transport by Fire Department ambulances.

Basis of Fee

The user service fee is based on the Ambulance Service rates (Medicare Rate) established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Fees is calculated based on the Medicare Rate established for the Palatine geographical area.

Resident fees is indexed to 1.2 times the Medicare Rate while non-resident fees index varies. Fees are rounded to the nearest $1. Additional mileage charges is the rate established by Medicare

Fee for Service

The user fee is assessed at the following levels of service all as defined by Medicare:
Resident Non-Resident
Basic Life Support (BLS) $446 $638
Advanced Life Support Level 1 (ALS 1) $530 $749
Advanced Life Support Level 2 (ALS 2) $757 $962
Mileage Fee (applicable to all services) $7 $7