DC ambulance crews will start denying rides to hospitals for some patients


    DC ambulance crews will start denying rides to hospitals for some patients on March 1. (ABC7)

    Under a new policy starting on March 1, DC ambulance crews might not take some patients to a hospital but will refer them to a clinic.

    DC Fire and EMS Chief Gregory Dean says most of the people his crews have been taking to hospitals don’t really need urgent emergency services.

    And he says Lyft drivers will take patients with Medicaid to one of 21 clinics DC has designated for less urgent cases before later taking the patients back home.

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