Where to Go For Care

Where To Go For Care

 

Life rarely goes as planned.

 

Accidents happen, people get sick and the doctor’s office isn’t always open.

 

That doesn’t necessarily mean a trip to the Emergency Room.

 

You have options for getting quality health care that are faster and could save you hundreds of dollars!

 

For simple needs, think Virtual Visits first! You don't even have to leave your home.

 

Cold? Cough? Rash? Pinkeye?

 

A Virtual Visit lets you see a doctor anywhere, anytime – 24/7, 365 days a year from your mobile phone or tablet.

 

It’s fast and affordable. You’ll get care in 30-minutes or less and pay $50 or less.

 

To find a virtual visit provider, just log in to myuhc.com or download the Health4Me app.

 

Have you seen a clinic in your local retail or drug store?

 

That’s a Convenience Care Clinic and it lives up to its name with easy access and walk-in appointments.

 

This is ideal when you need fast care for minor things like a skin rash or earache.

 

At about 65-dollars a visit, it’s much, MUCH less expensive and almost always more efficient than the ER.

 

If you need care for an unexpected illness or a minor injury but your doctor’s office is closed, heading to Urgent Care is an option.

 

It’s open after hours and on the weekend. No appointment necessary.

 

And consider this: The average cost for an Urgent Care visit is about $190 compared to $1,700 for a trip to the ER.

 

That’s a difference of more than $1,500!!

 

Still great care but at a much lower cost!

 

Freestanding Emergency Rooms, also known as Urgency Centers, are popping up all across the country.

 

They’re like hospital emergency rooms without the hospital.

 

They offer care similar to traditional ERs. And like traditional ERs, that care may result in sticker shock.

 

A visit to a Freestanding Emergency Room can cost as much as an ER visit if not more and it can be $1,500 or more than a trip to Urgent Care.  

 

Don’t be caught off guard. Always ask what type of facility you are at before receiving care.

 

If you’re just not sure where to get care, there’s help!

 

You can call a nurse 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

 

The nurse can help answer your questions and offer reliable advice, and it won’t cost extra!

 

Remember to visit your doctor for regular preventive care.

 

And if you’re having a true emergency, depending on your symptoms, calling 9-1-1 or going to the ER will make the most sense and could be lifesaving.

 

Know your options. You’re more likely to get the care that’s right for you while saving precious time and money!

 

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Average allowed amounts charged by UnitedHealthcare network providers and they are not tied to a specific condition or treatment. Actual payments may vary depending upon benefit coverage.

This service should not be used for emergency or urgent care needs. In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. The information provided through the program is for informational purposes only and provided as part of your health plan. Wellness nurses, coaches and other program representatives cannot diagnose problems or recommend treatment and are not a substitute for your doctor’s care. Your health information is kept confidential in accordance with the law. The program is not an insurance program and may be discontinued at any time.

Virtual visits are not an insurance product, health care provider or a health plan. Unless otherwise required, benefits are available only when services are delivered through a Designated Virtual Network Provider. Virtual visits are not intended to address emergency or life-threatening medical conditions and should not be used in those circumstances. Services may not be available at all times or in all locations.

 

 

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