Emergency Medical Services
OBTAINING COPIES OF AMBULANCE REPORTS
Reports are generally available within twenty four (24) hours after the incident. Anyone requesting reports must meet criteria as defined in the Notice of Privacy Practices for the Village. If criteria is met, a report can be obtained in person at the Fire Department Headquarters at 18 Montrose Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446. Ambulance report fees are $10.00 for on-site copies and $25.00 if the report is off-site. Please call for exact pricing. These are available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5pm.
SPECIAL NEEDS PATIENTS
Citizens with special needs or medical information that they would like the fire department to be aware of before an emergency occurs can complete a confidential information form outlining the information. This information will be used only when dispatched to a call, or in the event special training is needed for fire department personnel to properly administer to the care of the patient.
The Village of Romeoville charges for ambulance services. A current fee schedule can be obtained by calling the administrative offices at (815) 886-7227.
HOSPITAL TRANSPORT POLICY
The State of Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) requires that we transport to the closest hospital (210 ILCS 50/3.20-5). With the opening of Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Fire Department Ambulances transport times are greatly reduced. This hospital is a great benefit to our citizens and to our department. In keeping with the IDPH mandate our primary transport hospital will be Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital for all Emergency Transports.We are understanding and compassionate to the fact that many of our residents have developed a comfort level with their personal physicians and/or one of the other area hospitals. With that in mind when situations warrant and are permissible we will make every effort to accommodate requests to go to a facility other than the closest.
If a patient requests transport to a facility other than Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, it is required that the Paramedic contact medical control and advise them of the situation. The emergency room physician will then decide if a bypass to a facility other than the closest is acceptable. If the physician does not approve the bypass, the patient has the right to refuse transport to the closest hospital but this would be against medical advice.For request Against Medical Advice:
1. The paramedics will advise the patient that they are acting against medical advice.
2. The paramedic will ask the patient to sign a form indicating;
a. They were advised to be transported to the closest hospital, and
b. That they are refusing transport to the closer hospital, and
c. That they understand by refusing to go to the closer hospital it may adversely affect their condition.
The paramedics may then transport to the hospital requested, when all criteria has been met and signatures obtained.Hospitals that will be considered for bypass are listed below.
Edward Hospital, Naperville
Good Samaritan, Downers Grove
Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale
Palos Community, Palo
Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet
Saint Joseph Medical Center, Joliet
If a request is made to be transported to any other facility than those listed, a private ambulance service will be contacted to provide transport.