Pinellas: Sunstar FirstCare Ambulance Membership Program Available
Enrollment opens Dec. 1; coverage goes into effect Jan. 1
- Membership program for out-of-pocket expenses associated with ambulance transportation
- Enrollment opens Dec. 1 for Jan. 1, 2017 coverage
- Residents can sign up at www.pinellascounty.org/firstcare
Pinellas County continues to offer the Sunstar FirstCare Ambulance Membership Program to assist residents with the out-of-pocket expenses associated with ambulance transportation. Enrollment begins Thursday, Dec. 1, for the 2017-2018 membership period.
The Sunstar FirstCare Ambulance Membership Program is not an insurance plan. It is a Pinellas County government program that works with an individual’s insurance company to cover 100 percent of eligible expenses associated with deductibles and co-payments. The membership plan will also cover 50 percent of the cost for any trips denied by the insurance company. It is estimated that the average cost of a single transport is $707. Annual membership fees are $63 for an individual and $98 for a family.
If plan members are uninsured, they receive a 20 percent discount on ambulance transportation services. This is an average savings of $140 per transport.