City of Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft and City Council members unanimously approved an agreement with AirMedCare Network, part of the Global Medical Response family of companies, to provide air and ground ambulance service membership for all permanent residents of Gulf Shores, at Monday’s City Council meeting on September 23, 2019.
Any Gulf Shores resident transported via ground or air by any AirMedCare Network provider, including Medstar Ambulance and Medstar AirCare, from a pickup location in Baldwin County, Ala., is covered under this membership. In the event that a Gulf Shores resident is transported by an AirMedCare Network provider, payment for the transport over and above the patients insurance benefit limit will be covered with no additional out-of-pocket expense. If the patient transported is uninsured at the time of the transport, the providers will bill the covered person at the Medicare Allowable Rate for the transport.
“One of our strategic goals of Vision 2025 is to provide leading edge healthcare for Gulf Shores’ residents,” Mayor Robert Craft said. “This agreement brings us one step closer to fulfilling that goal by minimizing the cost for necessary, immediate medical transportation and giving our residents peace of mind in the fact that their overall health, safety and general wellbeing is important to us.”
Gulf Shores’ residents may elect to obtain a full AirMedCare Network emergency air household membership by completing an application and paying an additional $45 per household ($35 per household for seniors). A full membership has no insurance or pickup location restrictions. This will provide coverage for all AirMedCare Network air ambulance transports across our 38 state coverage area. In addition, residents without medical insurance can upgrade to a full ground membership for $35 a year which will eliminate the uninsured exception above.