By Jean A. Flanagan
When Fraley’s Ambulance Service is called to the eastern side of Hardy County, and the doctor and/or patient requests to be taken to Winchester Medical Center, the west side of the county is without EMS coverage, according to Jay Fraley, manager of Fraley’s Ambulance Company.
Jay and Patti Fraley appeared before the Hardy County Commission at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
“Medicare and Medicaid say patients should be taken to the nearest appropriate facility, which is Petersburg,” Jay said. “From Baker, Winchester is farther and we won’t get paid.”
“When we go