A Letter to our community about the EMS Levy and Air Transport Click Here
The San Juan County Public Hospital District is a junior taxing district of San Juan County, Washington serving the Town of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, and the islands of Brown, Pearl, Henry, Spieden, Stuart and Johns.
The District levies two separate property taxes to provide distinct health care services:
One levy is for subsidizing emergency and underfunded primary care for district residents through PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor. 97% of this levy goes to Peace Island Medical Center for these services and 3% are used for the running of the District. This levy will decrease in 2015 when the levy lid lift expires.
The second levy helps to fund San Juan Island EMS and MedEvac which provides 9-1-1 advanced life support emergency medical response and critical care transport on the ground, marine, and in the air. 100% of the funds from this levy support San Juan Island EMS and nothing goes to the support of PeaceHealth. This levy will need to be renewed by 2016.
Approved Monthly Board Minutes can be found here.