People are using Uber/Lyft instead of ambulances

People are choosing other ride share options to get to the Hospital.

SAN ANGELO, TX - When you need a ride to the hospital you usually call an ambulance, right?
A recent study done by Scripps Mercy Hospital and the University of Kansas says more people are taking services like Uber and Lyft to get to hospitals and emergency rooms.

Emergency medical transportation can easily cost someone upwards of a $1,000. Leaving folks turning to cheaper ride sharing services
However San Angelo Fire Chief says before you do that you might want to consider your health.

Dunn says that folks in San Angelo may not be turning to Uber because the ambulances here take people to the hospitals they wish to go to. Where as big cities take patients to the *nearest* hospital.
Often times, the location of a hospital impacts the cost someone pays for emergency services.

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