Sheridan LifeFlight/FireMed is a membership program that protects you from the high cost of the ambulance service. When you or a family member face a life-threatening emergency, have peace of mind knowing that we are here for you. For $75 per year, you and your family are covered if you need a serious medically necessary transport by ground ambulance.
Also, we can now add air transport to be covered at an additional fee if you choose (Both air and ground combined are $140 per year).
It allows us to bill your insurance provider(s) for the services rendered, so you never have any additional out-of-pocket transportation expenses.
If you have already paid for this year, your membership will continue for ground transport only.
Why Sheridan FireMed?
Last year more than 1400 individuals in our service area required ambulance services. The average ambulance transport costs over $2000. Insurance companies seldom pay for ambulance costs in full, and Medicare covers approximately 33% of allowable ambulance fees. Sheridan LifeFlight/Fire Med bills any insurance provider(s) you may have and accepts their payments as payment in full with no balance left for our subscribers to pay.
Do I have to have Insurance to Join?
No. Membership is open to anyone in Sheridan's ASA, whether or not you have insurance.
How do I Join?
You can sign up for our membership if you are a current resident in our Ambulance Service Area (ASA). To apply, please fill out the form linked below. For additional help, please call 800-982-9299LifeFlight Fire Med Application 2022.pdf
*Who is eligible to join?
Anyone who resides inside the Ambulance Service area of the Sheridan Fire District.
Services Provided - Please see Application for Specific Coverages.
- Emergent Medically necessary ground ambulance services.
- Emergent Medically necessary air ambulance services.
- Free blood pressure checks
Not Covered - PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF THE COVERAGE.
Coverage DOES NOT Include Non-emergency transfers to or from doctor's offices or clinics. Any transfers that do not require Emergency Medical Technicians to provide medical care for the patient or when a non-medical transport agency can transport the patient, i.e., a wheelchair van, taxi, or private vehicle. The nearest appropriate hospital is bypassed due to physician or patient preference; i.e., a Salem hospital is bypassed for a Portland hospital when the Salem hospital can provide for the patient's medical needs. Any services that do not require the Emergency Medical Technician to provide medical care for the patient or when a request for a specific task has been made, i.e., placing the patient in a private vehicle.
What is open enrollment?
During open enrollment, member benefits may be purchased for the following membership period coverage start date to the anniversary date. This applies to current members who are renewing their membership as well.
Sheridan LifeFlight/FireMed coverage area includes:
Communities of Ballston, Buell, the City of Sheridan, and the surrounding areas. Sheridan serves 103 square miles between Polk and Yamhill County. We also honor other LifeFlight/FireMed membership programs from across the state of Oregon. Other Lifeflight/FireMed Programs across the state also honor our membership program.
Who is covered by my membership fee?
You, your spouse, and all unmarried children under 21 that reside in your residence. Individuals who are not "dependent" for tax purposes are not covered by the LifeFlight/FireMed Membership and should purchase their own membership.
If I need an ambulance, what should I do?
Call 911 if it's an emergency... Do not call the fire department; ensure you inform the crew about any LifeFlight/FireMed Memberships from other agencies you may have registered for.
FireMed is an investment
Your $75 investment for ground-only transport stays right here in our community. Professional Paramedic training and advanced medical technology are essential but expensive. Your membership helps us save lives. At an ambulance transport averaging around $2,000 per, you could pay for FireMed for nearly 22 years and still have saved yourself money.
Consider Lifeflight air ambulance membership
Air ambulance helicopters are staffed around the clock across Oregon and Washington. A critical care nurse and paramedic staff in each unit are available to respond at a moment's notice. Most air ambulance agencies also have airplanes for long-distance transport as well. One of the many reasons air ambulances are used is due to an urgent need for specialized treatments and specially trained physicians. About half of all air transports are from scenes, and the other half come from hospital to hospital. The costs of these transports can be well over $10,000+. A membership with LifeFlight can help save you such a heavy financial burden and provide peace of mind about getting the care you need as quickly as possible. This service is offered to our Sheridan Members in addition to the ground transport component for $140. You receive the ground transport membership for $75.00, and adding an additional $ 65.00 will add the air transport component to your coverage. This is an excellent investment for $140.00.