The King County EMS Levy funds Paramedic or “Medic One” services throughout King County and these are provided at no cost to patients of the Bellevue Fire Department.
Patients who require transport to a medical facility, but not the services of a “Medic”, will be charged a fee of $600 plus $14 per mile transported. The fee, approved by the City Council in December 20011, is designed to ensure that all patients treated by firefighter/EMT’s and transported are treated equally.
It is the City of Bellevue and Fire Department policy that the ability to pay is never a condition of or impediment to emergency medical service or transportation. All aspects of pre-hospital service will be provided to all patients without discrimination toward those with no or inadequate means to pay.
Patients will receive a bill from Systems Design, the Fire Department's billing vendor. Systems Design can be contacted directly at 800-238-9398 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents of Bellevue, Beaux Arts, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Medina, Newcastle, Yarrow Point and unincorporated King County served by the Bellevue Fire Department are eligible for waiver of insurance copays and deductibles. Non-residents will be billed for any copays and deductibles after insurance has paid.
Patients without financial resources and/or insurance are eligble for financial assistance if they meet specific guidelines. Please contact the billing vendor to inquire about financial assistance if you think you qualify. Fire Department Financial Assistance Policy