FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Branchburg Rescue Squad is a volunteer organization that provides basic life support (BLS) and rescue services. We are manned by trained volunteers and rely solely on contributions from the local municipal government and the residences and businesses of our coverage area to raise the funds that we need to operate. We do not bill for any of the services we render. Why then, if the Branchburg Rescue Squad does not bill for services rendered, would you receive a bill?
Reason #1: Advanced life support (ALS) services were rendered by one of the hospital-based medic units. Certain types of emergencies necessitate evaluation and/or treatment by the paramedics. The medic units are dispatched in conjunction with the Squad, and if the situation warrants, will evaluate and/or treat the patient. The primary medic units that respond to Branchburg are the units based at Robert Wood Johnson Somerset and
Reason #2: You were serviced by one of the mutual aid squads that bill for their services. Several of the squads located in the surrounding communities (i.e. Flemington-Raritan Rescue Squad and Whitehouse Rescue Squad) bill for their BLS services. Additionally, Robert Wood Johnson Somerset operates several BLS units. There are several reasons why services from a mutual aid squad would be required:
In all cases, the providers who bill for their services should submit the bill to your insurance company. If you have medical insurance and receive a bill, contact the agency that rendered care so that they can obtain the necessary information to submit the bill to your insurance carrier.