If the on-site medical providers feel that you have a medical emergency that requires a higher level of care than can be provided on the playa, you may need to visit a hospital in Reno. This may require transport by an ambulance, plane or helicopter. Things to remember if this happens:
- Bring your ID, insurance card, cell phone and wallet when you go.
- Ask to sign a HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) form. This will give us permission to tell your friends and family where you went. If you don’t sign this, we can’t tell nobody nuthin’.
- You'll need to arrange for a friend to pick you up after your hospital visit; there are no shuttles from the hospitals back to the playa.