Is it true that you have to pay to use an ambulance?
Dear Car Struck,
Yes it is and they can be very expensive. The cost ranges from $252 to $5248 depending on the type of care and the distance travelled. If you have a Health Care Card or a Low Income Health Care Card (available to people earning less than $500 per week) you get a bunch of discounts including free ambulance in NSW.
If you have private health insurance you may also have ambulance cover. You can even get just ambulance cover starting at around $30 per year.
Also note that you will be billed regardless of whether you called the ambulance or not.