Residents in the Gem County, Idaho, area can now pay for their ambulance transport payments using credit and debit cards, Rick Welch, Gem County Emergency Services Director announced. Transport payments can be paid online by going to the Gem County website at or over-the-counter at the Emergency Services office located at 330 E. Main St. in Emmett.

“By being able to accept credit and debit cards, the county provides a convenient way to pay ambulance fees online,” Welch said. “It’s nice for our customers to not have to come in if they don’t want to, or be turned away if they don’t have a checkbook with them.”

The county accepts any credit or debit card displaying a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express logo.

Gem County partnered with Access Idaho, the state’s official Web administrator that specializes in electronic government applications, for help with setting up and running the service. The Development Services department is the 120th county deployment to launch Access Idaho’s PayPort payment service. No tax dollars or county funds were used to develop and maintain the service.

For more information, call the Gem County Emergency Services office at 208- 365-3684.

About Access Idaho

Access Idaho is the administrator of Idaho’s official Web portal ( and provider of electronic government solutions for the state. The network manager for the portal is Idaho Information Consortium, a subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC.

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