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Lexington County EMS only handles emergency transports. Non-emergency transports are handled by private convalescent services. These services provide EMT's or Paramedics as necessary for all routine, non-emergency transports. Some also have special wheelchair services for those people that may need those services. You can find these in the yellow pages of your local phone book.
EMS Units are stationed throughout Lexington County. Whenever a unit responds to a 911 call, it cannot respond to other calls within that area. The Emergency Medical Dispatcher will respond the next closest available unit. Since this unit may be many miles farther away from your location, a fire department vehicle will sometimes be dispatched as a "First Responder". These Fire Department personnel are trained to handle the emergency until the EMS unit arrives. This reduces the time before emergency help may arrive.
SC Code of Laws Section 56-5-2360(a) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of an audible signal meeting the requirements of Section 56-5-4970 and visual signals meeting the requirements of Section 56-5-4700, or of a police vehicle properly and lawfully making use of an audible signal or visual signal only, the driver of every other vehicle traveling along a two-lane roadway shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible, to the right hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in such that position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer. A driver of a vehicle traveling along a multilane roadway shall yield the right-of-way and shall remain in, or move to a location that allows the emergency vehicle or police vehicle to pass safely, except as otherwise directed by a police officer."
As you can see, the law requires that you pull to the right. Since you should be pulling to the right, it is much safer for the ambulance to pass you on the left.
Lexington County Council has established ambulance fees to offset some of the costs to users of the system.
Lexington County EMS does not routinely provide dedicated coverage to events within the county. If your function requires ambulance coverage continuously, you may contact one of the local private convalescent services.
Personnel are sometimes available to talk with groups and provide Show and Tell demonstrations. To determine if personnel are available to talk with your group, contact Lexington County EMS at 785-5057 or email Tanee Thomas-Tedford
All EMS personnel must start by receiving EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) training. Once completing the EMT Course, you must successfully complete written and practical skills testing as required by DHEC EMS Division. EMT courses are taught by all of the Technical Colleges in SC. You may register for EMT training by
contacting the Continuing Education department of Midland's Technical College for training in this area.
If you have a question or concern about the transport or the care you received, need a copy of your patient record or believe you have been billed incorrectly, contact Mary Burnett at (803) 785-8340 or email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need additional information about the status of your bill or need to provide additional insurance information to process your payment, please contact Lowcountry Billing at (803) 957-7111. If Lowcountry is unable to answer your question or resolve the matter to your satisfaction, contact Mary Burnett at (803) 785-8340.
Use one of the two addresses:
Lexington County EMS
407 Ball Park Road
Lexington, SC 29072
Lowcountry Billing Service
116 Prides Way
Lexington, SC 29072
Request for Medical Records either by Subpoena or Medical Release forms signed by the patient and/or personal representative should be mailed to Lexington County EMS, Attention: Billing Department, 407 Ball Park Road, Lexington, SC 29072. There is a $16.25 charge per request per patient for the records. Payments should be made payable to Lexington County EMS. Payments should be included with the request or an invoice can be sent to you, due within 30 days of receipt.
Request for only a Bill, should be mailed to Lowcountry Billing Services, 116 Prides Way, Lexington, SC 29072. This is no cost for providing only a bill.
Please provide as much insurance information to the ambulance crew as possible at the time of transport, including the name of your insurance carrier; the policy number; identification number; group number and the name of policy holder. If you have more than one insurance carrier, we need information for all carriers, as well as which is primary, secondary, etc. We encourage you to contact us or Lowcountry Billing with any additional information that would help us expedite processing of your payment.
Lexington County does not participate in any networking with insurance carriers; therefore the payment for services rendered by Lexington County EMS may come to you. Should this occur, you are then responsible for forwarding the payment to Lexington County EMS. The most common way to do this is to either deposit the check into your checking account and make a check out to Lexington County EMS, or endorse the check you received to Lexington County EMS. Please be sure to include the patient’s name, and SS# on the check, so that we can assure the payment is applied correctly.