Patients do have rights when it comes to ambulance transports. For example, the patient can refuse treatment and transport by signing an AMA (against medical advice) form. In cases where the patient is unable to speak for him or herself, there is something called “implied consent”? This means that a reasonable person in the same [...]
The County of Orange establishes rates charged for emergency ambulance transport. A patient transported from a location in the cities of Brea, Yorba Linda, Placentia or a unincorporated area actually receives one bill, which includes transport by EAS. If fire department paramedics assess or treat the patient additional charges for the ALS response are included.
Typically, one family member or friend can ride to the hospital with the patient. Normally the family member or friend will ride in the front cab passenger seat of the ambulance. This way they can be properly secured with a seat belt. In addition, this allows the fire department paramedics and company personnel to [...]
EAS tries to accommodate a patient’s request to a specific hospital, even in cases when the request is to a facility other than the closest ER. Of course, there are exceptions. Patients will be transported to a facility (other than the patient’s request) based on several other factors: Need for Specialty Center, like a trauma [...]
Emergency Ambulance Service, Inc. (“EAS”) is the contracted ambulance company for Brea, Yorba Linda, Placentia and unincorporated areas of Orange County. Since paramedics were first deployed in these areas around 1978, the Brea Fire Department and Orange County Fire Authority have provided Advanced Life Support (ALS) and a contracted private ambulance service has provided the transport (ride to [...]