BVSEF Negotiated Discounts

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BVSEF has negotiated a group rate for CalStar, Reach Air and PHI CARES. These are the three helicopter MedEvac operators serving Bear Valley and the Highway 4 corridor. Any one of these companies may respond based on availability at the time of the emergency. Memberships in these MedEvac programs provide the assurance that there will be no additional charge to you beyond what your insurance company covers in the event you require air ambulance services provided by the organizations with which you are a member. These programs are not insurance providers and do not cover other medevac operators with whom they do not have reciprocal agreements. Please check the conditions of each provider at their respective websites indicated below. The group rate for BVSEF members is $35 per year per family each for CalStar, $55 for Reach Air and $40 for PHI. BVSEF members can apply either online or by mail using the forms available on each providers website. Membership in all 3 of these programs is $130 and will provide coverage for your immediate family at Bear Valley and any other location where these providers operate.

To join CALSTAR:
You can join or renew on-line by going to   Click on “Membership ” on the top menu bar; Select “Group Membership”. Complete the requested information using “BVSEF” as the organization. Our coordinator is Mike Comstock. Bear Valley is considered part of the South Lake Tahoe region, so please select “Calstar 6 – South Lake Tahoe” as the region. Once you have entered the names of all your family members/family members that live in your household click next and follow instructions for payment.


REACH Air Medical Services is proud participant of the AirMedCare Network. With your coverage under the AirMedCare Network membership program, you are covered when transported by any of the participating providers covering 32 states. You can join or renew on-line by going to Click on “Membership” on the top menu bar; click the “Enroll or Renew” button; Select whether to enroll or renew. Complete the requested information; click submit.On the member information page, enter the requested information. In the Coupon Code space you will need to enter: 9554-CA-BUS in order to your discount.  On the payment page in the Get Code space enter 9741 to ensure BVSEF receives the $10 donation.

You can join or renew PHI CARES on-line by going to Click on “Join – Today” and select state of “California”. Complete the online form for yourself and family members. Make sure you enter “BEAR VALLEY” in the Group name field. The rate will be $40, a $10 discount from the normal $50 fee. When you get to the payment page the amount will state $50.00. You should override that amount with $40.00 and proceed to process your membership fee per instructions.