Why is There a Charge When I Pay City Taxes?

The cost to operate Beaumont EMS is funded by the various revenue sources of the City of Beaumont, in addition to fees charged to the patients who use the services.

Beaumont EMS takes all 911 calls seriously, and therefore when anyone initiates a call to 911 the emergency system is activated to dispatch a "unit" to the patient. This takes an ambulance unit "out of service" to respond to any other 911 calls, meaning they cannot go on any other emergency calls until they are "cleared" with the patient and with 911 dispatch. Therefore, that unit is being dispatched solely for the patient's care and safety; that unit thus became unavailable to any other calls. There is a cost for the activation of the emergency system, the dispatching of a unit and the medical assistance provided to the patient.

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1. How am I billed?
2. How do I contact the billing office?
3. Can I Get a Copy of Medical Records?
4. How Do I Pay?
5. Do You Accept Insurance?
6. Can EMS Reduce the Bill?
7. The Patient Has Passed Away, What Happens to the Bill?
8. Does Beaumont EMS Bill the Person that Causes the Accident if it Was Not the Patient's Fault?
9. I Did Not Call EMS, Why am I Receiving a Bill?
10. What is the Cost of Being Treated and/or Transported by EMS?
11. Why is There a Charge When I Pay City Taxes?
12. Does calling an ambulance get me seen quicker in the ER?
13. Is there a charge if an ambulance provides a service?