Baker County

Emergency Ambulance Membership

LifeGuard protects your family and your finances. LifeGuard membership covers your entire household* and ensures that you receive the best emergency medical service and transport with NO out-of-pocket expenses – even if you have no insurance.


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$59 covers an entire year of all necessary emergency transport for you and your household.

1. Save your money: LifeGuard membership can save thousands of dollars. You shouldn’t have to make life and death decisions based on money. One emergency ambulance ride can cost $1500 or more. A $59 LifeGuard membership can save thousands of dollars and covers your entire household* for a year.

2. Protection from out-of-pocket financial exposure: By becoming a LifeGuard mem­ber, you are protected from any out-of-pocket expenses – even if you are uninsured. Your annual membership fee prepays any deductibles or other portion of the ambulance charge that may not be covered by insur­ance or Medicare.

3. Supporting your community and the work your provider does: Your LifeGuard membership fee goes directly into supporting the emergency ambulance service in our area. It means we can hire highly trained professionals, invest in the best technologies and most importantly…we can save hundreds of lives each year. Your LifeGuard membership helps save lives…maybe the life of someone you love.

4. Get quality care: LifeGuard membership guarantees high quality care across all levels. We are fully committed to providing the highest quality of emergency medical care and transportation. Our team of experienced EMS professionals works with cities, counties, fire departments, hospitals, and government agencies to ensure that patients receive the best service with the highest level of patient care.

5. Receive excellent treatment: LifeGuard membership assures excellent treatment for any emergency situation. Our EMTs and Paramedics are held to high performance standards, receiving rigorous training and continuing education to meet standards even higher than the requirements of Oregon State EMS laws. Paramedics defibrillate, administer medications, and perform other invasive maneuvers required in emergency situations. Our Oregon Paramedics are trained in Pediatric Advance Life Supports (PALS), Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation for Health Care Providers (CPR) along with specific specialty courses each year.

1. Enrollment offers cost protection: No out-of-pocket expenses, no co-pays, and no deductibles – for any member of your household.* An emergency ambulance ride can cost $1500 or more. Insurance rarely covers the full cost of emergency transportation, even after your deductible is met. LifeGuard membership protects your entire household* and provides peace of mind in knowing that your emergency medical transportation costs are covered – even if you are uninsured.

2. Convenience: LifeGuard membership means 24/7 coverage in all of Oregon, for all household* members. No need to show a membership card or provide a lengthy membership number to obtain service. LifeGuard handles all insurance billings and waives costs such as co-payments or deductibles that are not covered by insurance.

3. Savings: LifeGuard membership is a great value. LifeGuard saves lives and saves money. A single emergency ambulance trip can cost more than $1,500 – almost 26x the annual cost of LifeGuard membership for an entire household.*

LifeGuard Ground Ambulance Service at $59/year includes:

  1. Prehospital, emergency medical treatment and transport.
  2. Medically necessary ambulance transport between medical facilities, preauthorized by a physician.
  3. Automatic insurance billing service.
  4. Up to two response fees waived.

1. Download the application and mail with check or money order to:

Metro West Baker Ambulance

3505 Ocean Blvd SE,

Coos Bay, OR 97420

Click here for application

2. Apply online and pay with Credit Card


$59 covers an entire year of all necessary emergency transport for you and your household.*

Membership coverage begins 72 hours after the acceptance of your application form with payment. Your coverage continues until September 30 of the current enrollment period.

Open enrollment is from October 1st – September 30th every year. There is no deadline to enroll, but open enrollment offers the best value for your coverage period.

LifeGuard membership includes the enrolled member, plus all persons living in the same household and claimed as dependents on your tax forms.

LifeGuard goes wherever you go in Oregon. Membership coverage extends throughout all of Oregon’s almost 96,000 square miles, for all of your household members.*

1) Prehospital, emergency medical treatment and transport.

2) Medically necessary ambulance transport between medical facilities, preauthorized by a physician.

3) Automatic insurance billing service.

4) Up to two response fees waived.

LifeGuard membership saves lives, saves money, and offers cost protection and convenience. Moreover, membership provides the invaluable benefit of the peace of mind that comes with the security in knowing that you and those you love are safe. In the seconds that count, you can count on LifeGuard.

Ground Ambulance Membership Agreement: Our membership program assures you of the finest emergency ambulance care and transportation and protects you from any “out-of-pocket” costs. Your agreement for service is as follows:

  1. Fully covered services:
  • Medically necessary Emergency Ambulance Transports
  • Transfers to another facility for a higher level of care
  1. Additional Services:
  • Up to two treat & release fees waived per year.
  1. Services that are not covered:
  • Wheelchair transportation or transfer of patient for family convenience.
  • The member is financially responsible for payment of medical services and/or ambulance transportation which is deemed not medically necessary and is denied payment by the member’s insurance/health plan provider.
  1. Member eligibility:
  • LifeGuard membership includes the enrolled member, plus all persons living in the same household and claimed as dependents   on your tax forms.
  1. Duration: Membership coverage begins after acceptance of a properly completed application form with payment, and extends to September 30, of the following year.

Membership cards are not required in order to obtain service under your membership. You will receive confirmation that your membership has been processed. You will be active in our membership database, assuring that if transported, your membership will apply. Your membership cards and material will come separately after enrollment.

*All persons living in the same household and claimed as dependents on your tax forms.

We train our staff to display the highest level of professionalism, leadership and excellence. We are proud to have served the community over the years, and are looking forward to many more years of continued service.


Metro West Ambulance

Metro West Ambulance, Inc. is the parent company comprising Bay Cities Ambulance, Pacific West Ambulance, and Medix Ambulance Service. Under the ownership and guidance of J.D. Fuiten, the Metro West family of ambulance services provides high quality advanced life support and medical transportation services in Southwest Washington State and western Oregon from Portland to Astoria, Seaside, Lincoln City, Newport, and Coos Bay.

Owned by the Fuiten family since 1953, Metro West Ambulance holds the distinction of being the longest running owner-operated ambulance service in the Pacific Northwest. What started as a basic first aid operation in Forest Grove evolved in 1973 to the full spectrum emergency and non-emergent healthcare transportation operation of today, which encompasses over 65,000 annual transports executed by a team of more than 500 employees.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), Metro West companies adhere to strict standards that often exceed those established by state or local regulation.

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