White Oak EMS is proud to be your officially designated hometown ambulance provider for White Oak, South Versailles, and Versailles. Calling 911 and requesting an ambulance can be a frightening moment for anyone. Often times 911 is not called by people who need emergency ambulance service because there is a fear of the amount of money it will cost.
We are pleased to present you with this opportunity to help us help you. The ambulance plan is a mutually beneficial program in that it helps you with balances left unpaid by insurance companies. In turn, you help generate funding critical for us to continue to provide the high level of service you have come to expect.
We continue to be staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We utilize the most Advanced Life Support procedures and equipment.
We invite you to explore each tab on this page to lean more about our Ambulance Plan. You can even subscribe online! We sincerely hope that you will recognize and take advantage of this critically important benefit for you and your ambulance service.
- White Oak EMS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization and therefore receives limited tax and/or monetary based reimbursement from the areas we service. Our ability to provide services and purchase vital lifesaving equipment is dependent on insurance company reimbursements, donations, and Ambulance Plan enrollments from the residents in our service area of White Oak, South Versailles, and Versailles.
- We provide emergency and non-emergency services for the Borough of White Oak, Township of South Versailles, and Township of Versailles.
- We also provide mutual aid service to neighboring communities upon request.
- We respond to over 4,000 emergency and non-emergency calls each year.
- Our ambulances are fully equipped for Basic and Advanced Life Support and maintain licensure through the PA Department of Health.
- Career and volunteer staff on-duty 24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year. All ambulance personnel are certified through the PA Department of Health. Paramedics receive their medical command through UPMC.
- You might be surprised to learn that your health insurance, including Medicare, may not provide full coverage for ambulance service.
- Average cost for an advanced life support emergency transport can exceed $900.
- Because of high premiums associated with insurance, many employers are self-insured and choosing plans that have higher deductibles, co-pays, or non-covered services.
Subscription Plan Advantages
- Unlimited emergency transports to a local or specialty hospital as needed.
- Discounted fee for lift assists.
- Discounted fee for treatment without transfer.
- Family subscription plan provides coverage to all members and visitors of the household.
- Significant savings on balances left unpaid by insurance companies. In some cases, this amounts to a 50% discount.
- You will be helping to fund your local ambulance service for the most up-to-date prehospital care.
Not Included In Your Subscription
- Doctor’s office appointments.
- Additional mileage beyond the closest medically appropriate facility.
- Not medically necessary transports (as determined by your insurance carrier).
- Any request for ambulance service when you are traveling outside of White Oak, South Versailles, or Versailles.
- Any request for ambulance service for a member of your household that is away at college, work, vacation, etc.
What Your Subscription Funds
- Medical Equipment Upgrade and Replacement – cardiac monitors, oxygen, training aids must be maintained to keep up with technology.
- Ambulance Costs – tires, preventative maintenance, yearly inspections, and insurance.
- Building Costs – utility bills, appliances, computers, furniture, and insurance.
- Personnel Costs – wages, benefits, training, and worker’s compensation.
- Operational Costs – office supplies, printing, disposable products.
- Other Costs – non-reusable medical supplies, equipment purchase and replacement, communication equipment.