Making the right decision can save you time, money and maybe even your life.
Emergency Rooms treat consumers with life threating symptoms or injuries like chest pain, broken bones, head trauma, etc…
Urgent Care Centers treat consumers with illnesses that are not life threating like sore throats, ear aches, etc….
Make sure either is in your insurance network
Make sure doctors treating you are in your insurance network
Ask for the price and what will be your out of pocket cost
The following are general symptom guide lines you can use when deciding which location to use.
REMEMBER…IF IN DOUGHT, CALL 911 OR GO THE EMERGENCY ROOM!!!
SYMPTOMS EMERGENCY ROOM URGENT CARE
|Spain or Shallow Cut||YES||YES|
|Loss of Balance, Fainting||YES|
|Head or Eye Injury||YES|