Urgent Care Savings
To get the most from your health care dollars, remember these facts:
- Visit an in-network urgent care center for a minor illness or injury may save money. Members often pay lower copays for the same services at urgent care centers compared with an ER.
If you don’t have medical coverage, many urgent care locations offer discounts or savings on select services.
Urgent Care Is Different
You can save on copays and services compared to the cost of an ER visit.
You don’t need an appointment for most services and waiting times can be shorter. Also, many centers are open evenings and weekends.
Centers are staffed by doctors, nurses, and other trained medical professionals.
Most centers treat a range of urgent needs and many offer diagnostic tests.
Centers are often located within minutes of a member’s work or home.
* Based on an Urgent Care Association of America May 2010 report