Emergency Room Alternatives

Watch Out for Heat Stroke & Exhaustion This Summer

This summer, many of us are hoping to get outside for some fun in the sun. Considering the historic heat waves occurring in many parts of the nation, it’s safe to assume this summer will be sizzling. Not only can heat stroke and heat exhaustion symptoms ruin an otherwise great day, but they can also be life threatening. Here in sunny Florida, we all need to take extra care of ourselves and our loved ones this… Read More

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Stay Safe This Season: Summer Injury Prevention Tips

Summer is a time for celebrating. This often means spending more time outdoors, enjoying cookouts, and participating in sports or other physical activities. The downside of summer is the increased risk of injury. Getting smart about summer injury prevention will help keep you safe this season. Summer Injury Prevention: What Are the Dangers? The Heat The warm sunshine is one of the best parts of summer… Read More

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Urgent Care vs. ER:  What’s the Difference?

While there are many similarities between the care provided by hospital emergency rooms and urgent care clinics, the biggest differences have to do with the types of services offered, treatment costs, and the convenience of obtaining care. Either an urgent care or ER facility can offer you care for non-life-threatening emergencies, and both are available beyond the normal operating hours of the typical family… Read More

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Which is Cheaper Out of Pocket: Urgent Care Facility or Hospital ER?

By Dalia Bose | Yahoo! Contributor Network Can an urgent patient care center not accepting insurance be cheaper than a hospital emergency room? I found out an urgent care center actually costs less than an office co pay after insurance reimbursement. Recently, on a 15 degree winter morning, in the midst of rushing from one errand to another, my finger caught into the heavy car door and snapped. With both cost and… Read More