Duryea Borough now covered by Avoca Ambulance crew

June 27th, 2015 1:37 am

First Posted: 4/24/2013

The Duryea Ambulance has discontinued service and Avoca Ambulance will provide continuous coverage to Duryea residents, according to a release from Duryea Borough.

Avoca Ambulance has had a regional cooperative agreement with the Duryea Ambulance Association for the past 10 years.

In order to provide reliable coverage to the boroughs of Avoca, Dupont and Duryea, the Avoca Ambulance Association has implemented a plan to have paid crew members on duty available to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Volunteers will continue to assist when needed and are very active.

The Avoca Ambulance Association will begin its annual membership subscription campaign for the year 2013.

The Avoca Ambulance has honored Duryea memberships in effect until May. However, Duryea residents now must to belong to the Avoca Ambulance Association. Membership information will be sent to all Duryea residents who wish to have ambulance service. Membership cost is $30 per household.

The Avoca Ambulance subscription membership program was developed to maintain financial stability and offer protection to residents. In the event a family member requires emergency ambulance assistance, a paid membership assures that person will not be billed for any out-of-pocket expenses, including insurance deductibles, co-payments and denials.

Payment received from the patient’s insurance company will be considered payment in full. Without membership protection, patients will be billed for the entire amount of ambulance service which can sometimes be hundreds of dollars.

Any Duryea resident who does not receive membership subscription service information by May 1 is asked to contact Colleen Velehoski at 457-3605 or Elaine Blazosek at 457-1955 of the Avoca Ambulance Association.