Paramedic Services FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a fee for paramedic services?
Yes – There is an ambulance service co-payment charge of $45 for services rendered which is processed by the receiving hospital.
For more information on services covered by OHIP, click here.
Will I be seen faster by a doctor at the hospital if I call 9-1-1?
No. Every patient that comes to an emergency department either by paramedics or by alternative means are triaged by a nurse at the hospital based on their presenting complaints. A patient with the most immediate needs will receive priority over those that have less urgent needs.
Can I ride with a paramedic in an ambulance?
No. Due to health and safety concerns and patient confidentiality, Dufferin County Paramedic Service is not able to offer ride-outs to the general public.