At Monday's City Council meeting, Mayor Robert Craft and City Council unanimously voted once again to approve renewing the City's annual agreement with AirMedCare Network to provide free air and ground ambulance service membership for all permanent residents of Gulf Shores.
This agreement provides guaranteed coverage for all permanent Gulf Shores residents living within corporate city limits who receive ground or air ambulance transport from any location in Baldwin County by an AirMedCare Network provider, which includes MedStar Ambulance and MedStar AirCare. The City of Gulf Shores started providing this benefit to its residents in 2019, making it the first community in America to provide both ground and air ambulance transport coverage for its residents.
What does this mean? If a full-time resident living within Gulf Shores corporate limits receives emergency transport by an AirMedCare Network provider in Baldwin County, the cost of the transport over and above the patient's insurance benefit limit will be covered with no additional out-of-pocket expense. If a resident is uninsured during the transport, the providers will bill the covered person at the Medicare Allowable Rate for the transport.
No registration is necessary for this membership. Residents can upgrade their medical transport membership for coverage outside of Baldwin County at a discounted rate if they so choose.
If you would like more information about your current membership, have questions concerning an ambulance bill you have received, or would like to speak with someone about upgrading to a Full AirMedCare Network membership, please contact the local representative Bill Gilmore, at firstname.lastname@example.org.