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Region of Durham Paramedic Service

Billing for Ambulance Services

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOH&LTC) currently pays for the majority of the ambulance fee for patients experiencing acute injury or illness via the OHIP. Patients typically pay a co-payment fee of $45.00, which is billed by the receiving hospital. However, some co-payment exceptions do exist if ambulance services are medically necessary and the patient could not travel by others means (e.g. car, taxi, transit) including:

A patient may be required to pay $240.00, billed by the receiving hospital, for land ambulance services should the transportation be deemed not medically necessary or if the patient does not have a valid Ontario Health Card or Health 65 Card.