Paramedic/Ambulance Bill Schedule

The City of Huntington Beach Fire Department provides a comprehensive in-house pre-hospital emergency medical and transport services for residents and visitors, ensuring a safe and health community.

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division staffs all eight fire stations in the City with Firefighter/Paramedics for Advanced Life Support (ALS) services.  All other Firefighters are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and provide Basic Life Support (BLS) services. Additionally, in-house emergency transport units, staffed by non-sworn EMTs, provide emergency patient transport to hospitals. 

Fees are charged for the emergency medical care provided to patients and provide a cost recovery for the services. After an emergency medical incident, your health insurance is billed for the full amount of the emergency medical service based on our fee schedule below. We do accept regulated government insurance write-downs associated with Medicare, Medi-Cal/Medicaid and other government programs. We also bill all private health insurance plans.

After your insurance provides payment, you are responsible for any out-of-pocket costs related to denials, co-pays and deductibles. Huntington Beach residents may avoid these out-of-pocket costs by joining our FireMed Membership Program which is found here.

Our rates are approved by the Huntington Beach City Council.

Effective July 2024

Basic Life Support Treatment and Emergency Ambulance Transportation  $2,092
Advanced Life Support Treatment and Emergency Ambulance Transportation  $2,312
Non-Resident Surcharge  $599
Treat-No Transport (Billable Assessment At Scene)  $462
Mileage, Per Mile  $22.74
EKG (3 or l2 lead)  $77
Oxygen $176