Alabama residents to get free ground and air ambulance services

  • Source: WALA-TV FOX 10 Mobile
  • Published: 09/27/2019 12:00 AM

Thanks to a one-of-a-kind public-private partnership, beginning Monday, October 1, 2019 Gulf Shores residents won’t have to pay for ground or air ambulance services. Gulf Shores officials said this is the first time in America a service like this has been offered. Through the city’s agreement with Medstar, any expenses above what personal insurance covers will be paid, excluding any deductibles or co-pays. The coverage is guaranteed for all permanent residents of Gulf Shores when they receive services from anywhere in Baldwin County. To be considered a permanent resident, you must reside in the city at least six months out of the year. “Because this place is so welcoming, and people always want to come back, we get the tax dollars, the sales tax that comes in which allows our city council to sit down and make some really great decisions for our citizens,” explained Gulf Shores Deputy Fire Chief Keith Martin.


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