Ambulance rates in Charleston could be going up for another year: Here's the math

  • Source: Mattoon Journal Gazette & Times-Courier - Metered Site
  • Published: 04/15/2019 12:44 PM

Ambulance rates in the city could be going up soon. Charleston City Council is going to vote on a potential 3-percent increase to ambulance services rates, a consistent theme for several years. The ambulance rates have gone up by 3 percent each year since 2016. Charleston Fire Chief Steve Bennett said officials review the price each year and judge whether there is a need for an increase. Rising operating costs that accounts for things such as increasing medical equipment cost was the reason for the increase. Dependent on care, this could mean a $25 increase to the bill at most, Bennett said.



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