The Little Neck-Douglaston Community Ambulance Corps has an annual operating cost of over $90,000. These operating expenses include insurance, ambulance maintenance, fuel, uniforms, medical supplies, utilities, training, etc.
Sources of Funding:
- Bi-Annual Fund-Drive Donations – Fund-drive envelopes are mailed out to all residents of Little Neck and Douglaston bi-annually, but donations are gladly accepted and deeply appreciated anytime during the year. DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!
- Cost Recovery – Cost Recovery for the Little Neck – Douglaston Community Ambulance Corps is handled by Certified Ambulance Group (CAG). The majority of the patients we transport have benefits or entitlement, which cover emergency ambulance transport. When using the Cost Recovery program, these third-party payers such as Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and auto insurance are sent statements to recover the costs of care and transportation. This money is available for every ambulance service which meets the minimum state requirements. For more information on the cost recovery program, visit our cost recovery page.