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One of our most frequently asked questions is, "how do I pay for my transport and is my transport
covered by my insurance...?"

The answer depends on the type of transport we provide you. While each patient's coverage may be different, generally ambulance transports that are "medically necessary" may be covered by insurance programs and our billing department will submit a claim to Medicare on your behalf.  There will be no claim forms for you to fill out and no hassles with paperwork. If you are not covered by these programs, but are covered under other insurance programs, we will attempt to submit a claim for you to those insurance companies.  Patients may be asked to complete a brief insurance information and release form before outside provider network insurance claims are submitted.

We are what is called: Non-Participating Providers with Insurance companies. Therefore any balance that is not paid by your insurance company will be your responsibility.

Patients without insurance coverage or those utilizing any of our non-covered services will be responsible for payment of charges. West Coast - Southern Medical Service, Inc. accepts payments for non-covered services, Medicare & insurance co-payments and deductibles by check, money order, Visa, American Express & MasterCard or cash.

Those wishing to pay by cash or check should submit payments to West Coast - Southern Medical Service, Inc. 934 14th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205. For ease in your record keeping, cash payments are not encouraged, however cash is accepted.  Please call our billing department at 941-748-7162 to make a secure credit card payment by phone.

Payments are due upon your receipt of our invoices and delinquency charges for past due accounts may accrue.

If you have any questions regarding your insurance coverage or other general payment inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to assisting you.

If you are looking for Manatee County EMS, you have the WRONG website. The address is http://www.mymanatee.org.

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