For EMERGENCIES: DIAL 911
The Cheltenham Township Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is a public service system that includes Paramedic/EMT-staffed ambulances that are dispatched 24 hours day through the Montgomery County enhanced 9-1-1 communications system. EMS responds to over 3,000 requests for emergency medical assistance annually. Cheltenham Township EMS has been serving since 1982.
When you dial 9-1-1 for a medical emergency, the Cheltenham Township Emergency Medical Service (EMS) answers your call. Our highly trained staff uses state-of-the-art equipment to provide aid that save lives. During 2010 EMS expects to respond to over 3,000 calls for help, but just once a year we ask for your assistance to help us continue providing top-notch care in the face of rising heath care costs.
By becoming a subscriber, you can support EMS and eliminate unnecessary expenses, such as deductibles and co-pay obligations for you and your family. While EMS does not provide transportation for routine medical or doctor’s visits, your subscription will save you money on any emergency calls your family might need in 2011. The average emergency ambulance call costs more than $700. However, EMS will bill Medicare and insurance companies to keep your costs down.
For the first time since 2006 our subscription rates have increased but are still affordable. Our 2011 subscription rates are $45 for a family, $35 for an individual, $20 for one senior (age 65 or over) and $40 for a senior couple. We also gratefully appreciate your tax-deductible contributions, which can be included on your remittance card. When completing your card, please include all persons living in your home since only listed residents will be covered by your subscription. Please sign your card to authorize billing by EMS in the event our services are needed. We thank you for your support over the past 29 years.
Registry information will not be available to the public. The information will be held securely and only accessed for the purpose of emergency response and planning.
Or if you need assistance to register, call EMS at 215-887-5925, ext. 586.