St John provides the 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.

The remaining costs are funded through a Subscription Scheme, charges for ambulance services, public donations and bequests.

Did you know we are now 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 to St John Ambulance, Rohais, St Peter Port, GY1 1YN.

If you wish to pay by direct debit but do not want to use the online system you can complete the paper form and post it to St John Ambulance, Rohais, St Peter Port, GY1 1YN or visit us in person at the Rohais.

Please note: If you wish to pay by credit/debit card but do not want to use the online system 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 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 25 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.

Guernsey residents who are a member of the Guernsey residents scheme you will be covered for the Flying Christine III marine ambulance.

A subscription scheme is also available for residents of Herm and Sark for the Flying Christine III

(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 2023 membership fee – either as an individual, or a family. 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?

The charges arise because unlike the other island emergency services, we are not fully funded by the States of Guernsey. The funding we receive from the States of Guernsey only covers a proportion of the ambulance service costs. We raise the additional income through this Subscription Scheme, public donations, bequests and charges for the service.

How long does membership last?

Membership is valid until 31/12/2023. 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 £420. A non-emergency patient transfer by ambulance booked in advance by a Health Care Professional will incur a charge of up to £135. Other charges will be applied for specialist services (e.g. paramedic treatment).

Are there any restrictions?

Membership covers you for up to 25 emergency ambulance responses.

There is no age limit nor restrictions for pre-existing medical conditions.

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

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.

If you can help with a donation to our charitable work in the community, please let us know or send your donation to:

St John Emergency Ambulance Service, Ambulance Station, Rohais,
St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1YN.


Emergency Ambulance
Subscriptions 2022

Guernsey Residents (charge per person)

Adult over the age of 18 £59.00
Senior Citizen over the age of 65 £43.00
Child (under 18) £27.00

Sark and Herm Residents (charge per person)

Herm Resident £86.00
Sark Resident £140.00

Non-Bailiwick Resident / Visitor (charge per person) – valid for only 3 months

Per Person £59.00

St John Ambulance and
Rescue Service Charges 2023

Bailiwick Residents

Emergency ambulance response £420.00
Paramedic Treatment*  £81.00*
Hospital Discharge £205.00
Airport Transfer £420.00
Inter-Facility Transfer (Single Crew) £86.00
Inter-Facility Transfer (Double Crew) £140.00

Non-Bailiwick Residents/Visitors

Emergency ambulance response £825.00
Paramedic Treatment £91.00*
Hospital Discharge £431.00
Airport Transfer £431.00
Inter-Facility Transfer (Single Crew) £135.00
Inter-Facility Transfer (Double Crew) £188.00

St John Ambulance and
Rescue Service Charges 2023

Patient Transfer Service (booked by a medical or healthcare professional) for Bailiwick residents

Patient Transfer (single crew) £81.00
Patient Transfer (double crew) £135.00
Patient Transfer (private booking) £135.00


Marine Ambulance

Bailiwick Residents Non-Residents
Herm £555.00 £809.00
Sark £2,077.00 £2,346.00
Alderney £2,778.00 £3,237.00
Cruise Ship £3,156.00 £3,506.00