WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is reducing ambulance fees to a maximum of $250 per ride.
The change comes into effect immediately and is a $90 reduction from the previous transport fee.
“High ambulance fees affect many Manitobans, particularly older adults and seniors living on low or fixed incomes,” said Connie Newman, executive director, Manitoba Association of Senior Centres.
“Reducing fees makes it more affordable for all Manitobans when they need emergency medical care.”
Fees were reduced in stages from an average of $500 in 2016 to $425 in 2017, then again to $340 last year.