Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: Is the Adams County Ambulance Service a Medicare Service Provider?

 A: The Adams County Ambulance Service provides service is Medicare recipients under Medicare Part B.  We accept assignment which means Medicare pays fees for services based on scheduled rate.  The patient may be presented with a bill after Medicare pays its share, typically supplemental insurance will pay any remaining fees after Medicare has submitted payment.

 

Q: What if I choose a service that is not covered by Medicare?

A: In the event a patient chooses a service that is not covered by Medicare, then the patient will be responsible for payment of fees.  An example would include an inter facility transport which is deemed “Not Medically Necessary” by the patient’s physician.  If services are available at a hospital where the patient is getting care, then Medicare may not pay.  We will not require payment in advance from Medicare patients, but we will require them, the next of kin, or power of attorney to sign an Advance Beneficiary Notice.  We work diligently to accommodate those who call upon our service.

Q:  When do I call 9-1-1 for an ambulance?

A:  You should call 9-1-1 in the event someone becomes suddenly ill or injured.  If you are not sure you should call 9-1-1, we suggest you go ahead and call.  Better safe than sorry.

Q:  How many paramedic ambulances are there?

A:  Adams County maintains a fleet of six paramedic ambulances on duty twenty-four hours a day.  In addition we have an on call unit and three additional ambulances, not staffed, for back up purposes.  The  ambulance service maintains a  Mass Casualty Response Unit trailer, and Support Services unit, and a Paramedic Alternate Response Unit to provide optimum service to our community.

 

Q:  How do I contact the Ambulance?

A:  For emergencies, always call 9-1-1!  Our business office can be contacted Monday through Friday 8:30 – 4:30 at 217-277-2001. We are located at 330 Vermont Street in the Adams County Health Department.

 

Q: Where are the ambulances stationed?

A:  Three ambulances serve southwest Adams County, including Quincy; they are stationed at 16th and Vermont in Quincy.  The ambulance stationed at Liberty serves southeast Adams County, northeast Adams County is served by the unit stationed in Camp Point while Mendon is home to the ambulance and crew that serves northwest Adams County.  In the event the ambulance in your area is already assigned to an emergency the next closest ambulance will be dispatched along with first responders.

 

Q:  How can I learn more about the Emergency Medical Services profession?

A:  You may contact our office by phone, in person, or via this website.  You may also contact the Quincy Area EMS System office at Blessing Hospital at 217-223-8400 ext. 6590.