Call 9-1-1, if you are in need of an ambulance, and they will dispatch the appropriate Spokane Fire Department and Ambulance.
Northwest MedStar is an air ambulance company that has its headquarters in Spokane. They transported more than 2,500 patients in 2013. MedStar has a high safety record, as it has never had a helicopter crash.
Although insurance covers some of the costs associated with medical transportation, a flight with MedStar can cost thousands of dollars. In 2013, the base coast of a helicopter ride was $14,220. To ensure that patients don’t pay for flight costs that their insurance plan doesn’t cover, MedStar offers a $60 one-year membership program (or $150 three-year deal), which “covers out-of- pocket transportation costs for the family of an enrolled person.” (Source: “Rescue Ready," Rachel Alexander, The Spokesman-Review, 10/18/15; Northwest MedStar, (509) 536-5462, http://www.nwmedstar.org/)