Know Before You Go: Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room
Did you know urgent care centers can usually save time and money on care for minor illnesses and injuries? In a real emergency, always go the nearest ER and you’re covered.
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If you have a life-threatening illness or injury, go to the ER or call 911 right away.
- 2013 study completed by Truven Health Analytics, https://truvenhealth.com/news-and-events/press-releases/detail/prid/113/study-finds-most-emergency-room-visits-made-by-privately-insured-patients-avoidable
- Savings may vary depending on plan benefits and treatment you receive.
- American College of Emergency Physicians, Emergency Department Wait Times, Crowding and Access Fact Sheet, http://newsroom.acep.org/fact_sheets?item=29937
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