Guernsey Residents Scheme


Did you know we are now online?

In an effort to modernise and allow extra peace of mind we have moved our memberships online. This quick and easy process allows for immediate cover from the comfort of your home.

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The options available online include paying by debit/credit card or setting up a direct debit. You can also select to pay by cheque through the online system, however you will then need to print off your online form and post it to us together with the cheque.

Please note: If you wish to pay by direct debit or cheque and do not want to use the online system you can complete this paper form and post it to St John Ambulance, Rohais, St Peter Port, GY1 1YN.

If you wish to pay by credit/debit card but do not want to use the online system – do not fill out this form – instead please visit us in person at the Rohais. We are no longer able to take credit card information or cash through the post or over the phone.

What does membership cost?

How long does membership last?

Membership is valid until 31/12/2022. You can join at any time.

What if I don’t join?

An ambulance responding to an emergency call can incur a charge of up to £390. A non-emergency patient transfer by ambulance booked in advance by a Health Care Professional will incur a charge of up to £130. Other charges will be applied for specialist services (e.g. paramedic treatment).

Are there any restrictions?

There is no age limit or restrictions for pre-existing medical conditions.

The membership covers you for 10 non-emergency patient transfers and 50 emergency ambulance journeys. (This does not apply to transfers in respect of renal dialysis treatment). Should you require more than the allotted transfers within your membership period, a top-up subscription can be purchased at a lower rate.

Please note that whilst we respond to 999 calls made by the public, we only take non-emergency ambulance transfers when they are authorised by a Healthcare Professional.

Private Medical Insurance

You may be covered by private medical insurance. If you are please check with your insurer the level of cover for ambulance services to ensure it is enough to meet our charges.

What is the St John Subscription Scheme?

As a local resident, by becoming a member of our Subscription Scheme, you’ll help us provide essential services and at the same time support the St John Emergency Ambulance Service as a charity. In return, in the event of an injury, serious illness or other medical condition you’ll receive:

  • Up to 50 free emergency ambulance responses;
  • Assessment and medical treatment by paramedics or other qualified clinicians;
  • 10 transfers by non-emergency ambulance under the direct instructions of a Health Care Professional where you are unfit to travel by any other means for treatment or medical appointment;
  • Transfer by marine ambulance from Sark or Herm.

(Where you do not meet the conditions you will be subject to normal charges for ambulance transfers regardless of your membership to the St John Subscription Scheme.)

If you are a member of the Subscription Scheme and you need an ambulance whilst visiting Alderney, you will not be charged by the Alderney Ambulance Service.

How does the Subscription Scheme work?

To become a St John supporter, you pay a 2022 membership fee. The usual charge for an emergency ambulance response is over 10 times more than the annual cost of being a St John supporter, so our scheme offers you great value for money.

Why do I need to pay for an ambulance?

St John provides the Emergency Ambulance Service on behalf of the States of Guernsey through a grant from the Committee for Health & Social Care. The grant is a contribution towards the operating costs of the service, with the remaining costs being met in a variety of ways including the subscription scheme and charges.