Bay Cities Ambulance Service

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. has made special arrangements to add air ambulance services to Bay Cities Ambulance LifeGuard members through the AirMedCare Network (AMCN).

As with your LifeGuard Basic membership AMCN members will have no out-of-pocket expense for medically necessary air ambulance transports when flown by any AMCN provider.

LifeGuard Ambulance Service at $65/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.

LifeGuard Plus Ambulance Service at $130/year also includes:

Air ambulance coverage at over 260 locations across 32 states. AMCN is the membership provider for your local air ambulance, REACH Air Medical Services. AMCN is an alliance of affiliated air ambulance providers with a membership program that covers everyone living in your household!

To learn more about LifeGuard Plus with air medical transport.

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 $65 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.* With approximately 1 in 3 households in our service area needing medical ambulance transportation in 2015**, best to play it safe with LifeGuard protection.

LifeGuard Ground Ambulance Service at $65/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:


Bay Cities Ambulance
3505 Ocean Blvd SE
Coos Bay, OR 97420

2. Apply online and pay with Credit Card


“We can’t see life without a Lifeguard membership. The ambulance personnel are always nice, kind and friendly anytime they transport us and they go out of their way to may sure that we stay in good spirits. In the 14 times that Bay Cities Ambulance has had to transport us, they have always been efficient in dealing with whatever health issue there is while remaining friendly and nice. We swear by our Lifeguard membership and wouldn’t be caught without it.”

                                                                        – Mikey and Delmar Faulds


$65 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 June 30 of the current enrollment period.

Open enrollment is from May 1st – June 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.

Please call (541) 266-4300 for more information membership benefits, how to enroll or to renew your existing membership benefits.

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 June 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.

** According to 2015 Bay Cities Service Transportation Records

About Us

Bay Cities Ambulance

Bay Cities Ambulance began initiated service to the South coast in 1966, with one phone operator who called in ambulance crews from home. Over the years, we’ve kept pace with advancements in technology and training to provide sophisticated advanced life support services, fully integrated with community responders to provide the highest levels of prehospital care and transport. Our basic life support and wheelchair van services round out a complete medical transportation service for bay area communities.

Bay Cities Ambulance provides advanced life support 9-1-1 ambulance response for the communities of Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston, Hauser, North Bay, Millington, Green Acres, Sumner, City of Bandon, and the Oregon Sand Dunes. We partner with ten different first response agencies, assisting with continuing education, medical supplies, protocol review, and more.

We employ highly-trained, experienced personnel in a variety of positions, including paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, EMS dispatchers, wheelchair van attendants, billing specialists, maintenance staff and managers. Units respond from stations in Coos Bay, Bandon, and Roseburg.

In 2006, Bay Cities Ambulance joined the family of companies owned by J.D. Fuiten, a seasoned ambulance service leader and owner.

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