Community Forum

Health Insurance Coverage for Emergency Care and Air-Ambulance Transfer in San Juan County

Due to the critical threat arising from recent insurance company denials of medical transport coverage, the San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 is sponsoring this community forum. Learn about:

  • Air Ambulance Insurance Denials – Status of the Problem
  • Know your Right to Obtain Emergency Care Under the Law
  • Understand when Air-Ambulance transfer is medically necessary
  • Understand our local health insurance marketplace
  • Learn the appeal process for challenging insurance denials and utilizing patient advocates

Program Chair:

  • Loren Johnson, MD – Emergency Physician


  • Michael Sullivan, MD, EMS Medical Policy Director, San Juan County
  • Warren Appleton, MD – Emergency Physician
  • Chris Martin, Executive Director, Airlift Northwest
  • Will Hamilton, Island Air Ambulance

Thursday April 25, from 6:30-8:00 pm at Mullis Senior Center – 589 Nash Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Posted on April 18, 2019 at 5:39 am by

Categories: Health & Wellness
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