10 Who pays for the ambulance? In Chicago and most suburbs, the user is billed for ambulance services. Costs vary depending on your location and the services received, but generally range from $350 to $800. Many private insurance companies cover ambulance service; check your policy. In many cases, Medicaid or other government programs may pay for ambulance service that is considered medically necessary.
Phyllis Nutkis is a writer and former preschool teacher living in Skokie. She and her husband have three grown children and two grandchildren.
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