Cole County Emergency Medical Services is funded by three mechanisms: 1) percentage of sales tax, 2) fees for service, 3) general revenue to make up any remaining cost that the first two are unable to cover.
CCEMS billing rates are set by the Cole County Commissioners. Rates are determined based on the costs of operating the Department. We charge an applicable base rate and mileage for all transports. Patients who receive treatment and are transported by other means or refuse ambulance transport are assessed an applicable base rate for services rendered.