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When I call 911, can I choose where the ambulance takes me?

Possibly. Most ambulances will take you to the “closest appropriate facility,” but protocols vary from town to town. If you’re not in dire condition, the ambulance crew may agree to take you to your preferred hospital. If you’re on Medicare, you may have to pay for the extra miles due to the distance of said hospital. If you’re set on going to a particular hospital, ask if the crew will take you there before you get in.