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Frequently Asked Questions

Does East Moriches Ambulance Bill for services?

EMCA does bill for all services it provides, however the department will never withhold medical care based on a patient’s ability to pay. Our department proudly provides high quality medical care without hesitation or reservation. Ambulance billing was initiated town wide by the Town of Brookhaven to minimize out of pocket costs for residents. Billing is done through a contracted third party entity who handles obtaining insurance/Medicare/Medicaid information. All personnel are trained yearly on information privacy (HIPAA) and strictly adhere to the law.

Why did a Stony Brook Ambulance show up?

EMCA has a mutual aid agreement with Stony Brook University Hospital EMS to provide services for specific call types, and during times of high call volume. The ambulance responding is an ALS unit comprised of a paramedic and EMT with additional equipment to serve different patient populations.

What services are provided?

EMCA has 3 advanced life support (ALS) ambulances and ALS first responder vehicle. A district ALS provider is on call 24/7 as well as a basic life support (BLS) crew to respond to EMS alarms. Depending on the severity of the patient will determine the level of intervention needed.

Does EMCA offer any classes?

We have a number of American Heart Association instructors on staff to teach CPR, First Aid, and AED training classes. Periodically we will offer other classes to the community. If you are interested, send us a note through here.

What are the requirements for membership?

Members must be 18 years old by the time of application. No medical experience or credentials are required, all members get trained in CPR & First aid along with ambulance operations so every member is competent in their role. Upon application, you will meet with the membership committee to go over the requirements for probation. For more information, click here.

More questions?

Feel free to contact us at (631) 878-4230 or at