Pike County Advanced Life Support Holds Subscription Drive


Milford, PA – Pike County Advanced Life Support (PCALS) will be mailing subscription notices throughout Pike and Wayne counties as part of their annual subscription drive.  Annual fees are $30 for an individual, $50 for a couple, and $70 for a household, but the benefits are outstanding.

As a subscription member, you will not be billed for balances owed on services that are partly covered by your insurance carrier, including co-pays and deductibles (with the exception of deductibles mandated by Federal Law). In other words, you are not responsible for whatever fees are not covered by your insurance, unless Federal Law mandates you pay.

PCALS is the main supplier of advanced paramedic services in Pike County. PCALS has also served portions of Wayne County since 2009. When called upon, they serve anyone sick and injured in Blooming Grove Township, Delaware Township, Dingman Township, Green Township, Lackawaxen Township, Milford Borough, Milford Township, Palmyra Township, Shohola Township, and in Wayne County, Hawley Borough and Palmyra Township. Without their dedicated staff and volunteers, many sick and injured people would suffer from lack of advanced emergency treatment before arriving at a hospital. Fortunately, since 2003, PCALS has been providing advanced life-saving support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In 2010 alone, PCALS responded to over 2,000 calls with state-of-the-art technology, including 12-lead EKG machines, cardiac defibrillators, and external pacemakers.

PCALS works hand in hand with local ambulance services, which provide pre-hospital care in the absence of advanced life support. Local ambulance services provide basic life-saving treatment for airways, breathing, and circulation, but do not include cardiac monitoring, medication administration or invasive skills such as IV therapy.

Pike County Advanced Life Support is a non-profit organization made up of both volunteers and paid paramedics.  For more information on Pike County Advanced Life Support or how to become a subscription member, please visit www.PikeALS.org or call 570-828-4282