Ambulance Operation & Vehicles

Required State License(s):

Any entity that provides emergency medical services and patient transport by stretcher, cot, litter, or isolette (emergent or non-emergent) must be licensed with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services - Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Section. Types of licenses include Ambulance Operation, Non-transport Prehospital Life Support Operation, Aircraft Transport Operation (fixed wing plane), Air Ambulance Life Support Operation (helicopter), and Medical First Response Service. Contact Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at MDHHS-MichiganEMS@michigan.gov.    

Further Information:

Non-emergency care vehicles carrying up to 8 passenger, including the driver providing patient transport by means other than stretcher, cot, litter, or isolette (such as automobiles, vans or cutaway style vehicles taking patients to doctor appointments, etc. in exchange for compensation) must obtain a business license from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs at www.michigan.gov/TNC or 517-241-9221.

Non-emergency care vehicles carrying 9 passengers or more, including the driver providing patient transport by means other than stretcher, cot, litter, or isolette (such as automobiles, vans or cutaway style vehicles taking patients to doctor appointments, etc. in exchange for compensation) must obtain a business license from the Michigan Department of Transportation at www.michigan.gov/BusandLimo  or 517-241-0679.

All non-emergency care vehicles must be licensed as an Ambulance Operation by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services -  EMS Section www.michigan.gov/ems if they are transporting patients (emergent or non-emergent) by stretcher, cot, litter, or isolette.

Contact Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Detroit for information on enrolling as a Medicare provider.  

When a business wishes to qualify for payment from Medicare, call 800-633-4227; to enroll for Medicaid payment call 517-335-5492.  

Revised: 11/2018