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.