Under consideration on April 7, 2014 at the City of Pawhuska council meeting is a proposal to enroll all utility service customers in the Pawhuska Ambulance Membership Program. Tentatively it would cost $4 a month and would cover all medically necessary ambulance transport by Pawhuska EMS for each permanent member of the enrolled household.
There would be no out-of-pocket expense and the fee would be added to the monthly utility bill. There is no need for action if this is acceptable for the household. If the customer wants to make a change or opt out of this service, contact with the City of Pawhuska’s Utility Customer Service department is required by calling or visiting their office in city hall between May 1st through the 30th of this year. After the 30th any changes to your plan will have to be made the next year in May.
Without membership, the charge for a single emergency ambulance response is currently over $800, that is per incident . Membership in this program is only $4 a month for the whole household for Pawhuska Utility customers; and is included on the electric, water, sewer and trash utility bill.
Currently, more than 200,000 households participate in an Ambulance Membership Program throughout Oklahoma. This plan provides peace of mind and protects each household member no matter how many times they have to call for help.
The City of Pawhuska Utilities Department is located at 118 West Main Street in Pawhuska City Hall and can be reached at (918) 287-3040.
The information in this article has been available at the City of Pawhuska Utilities office since March, 2014.