What are Monroe County Fire Rescue's EMS transport rates?

Monroe County Fire Rescue (MCFR) is funded by property taxes. However, if you are transported either by air or ground to a hospital, you and your insurance provider are charged a user fee to offset a portion of the costs to provide this service, which helps reduce the overall cost to residents. Rates are applied depending on the level of care required to treat and transport a patient to the hospital. Basic Life Support (BLS) is the lowest level of care administered; typically for a stable patient that does not require sophisticated paramedic level care. Advanced Life Support (ALS) involves a higher level of medical care. Depending on the patient’s condition, this may require IV medications, cardiac monitoring, airway management, etc. State law requires us to transport patients who call 911 to the closest appropriate hospital. Trauma Alert patients: All patients meeting Trauma Alert criteria are transported to the appropriate center in Miami.

Ground Ambulance User Fee Rate

  • Advanced Life Support I - $600
  • Advanced Life Support II - $800
  • Basic Life Support - $600
  • Mileage (from the incident site to receiving facility) - $12

Air Ambulance (Trauma Star) User Fee Rate

  • Mileage (from the incident site to receiving facility) - $100
  • Trauma Star Transport Fee - $12,000

These rates were approved by the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners.

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1. What are Monroe County Fire Rescue's EMS transport rates?
2. What if I don't have enough insurance or am unisured?
3. Why do I have to sign the Responsibility Signature Form?
4. Why is the ambulance bill in my child's name?
5. A family member recently passed away but is still receiving ambulance bills. What should I do?
6. What can I do to help the paramedics who come to my home?
7. What will happen when I arrive at the hospital in the rescue unit?
8. What do I do if I have lost some of my belongings when I am transported to the hospital?