Emergency Room Alternatives

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

Tips to Help You Decide on Urgent Care vs. ER

It’s a Saturday afternoon, and your daughter turns an ankle on the soccer field. Or the earache your son has been fighting all week is suddenly worse, and now he has a fever. It’s a predicament almost every parent has found themselves in at one point of another. Chance are, the pediatrician’s office is closed since it is a weekend, so where do you take your child for care? While many parents’ first reaction… Read More

The Case for Urgent Care

White Paper on the Urgent Care Industry from the Urgent Care Association of America Urgent care centers have been open in the US for over thirty years and see between 71 and 160 million patient visits each year. As the US healthcare system faces issues with access to care, increasing patient needs, growing demands on the primary and emergency care systems and rising costs, it is striking that urgent care centers are… Read More

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