The provincial government continues to chip away at the size of ambulance fees.
Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen said as of April 1, billings to Manitobans for ambulance services will be reduced to either $425 or the pre-existing base fee established by the service provider, whichever is lower.
This follows a previous reduction that took effect Jan. 1, bringing the total fee decrease to $50 this year.
Ambulance services are outside the scope of the Canada Health Act and costs are the responsibility of the patient in jurisdictions across the country.
In Manitoba, land ambulance services are delivered by a combination of providers, including regional health authorities and service providers such as municipalities or First Nation communities, under an agreement with RHAs.
Ambulance fees vary by service provider.