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Emergency Care vs. Urgent Care

Emergency Care vs. Urgent Care
August 16, 2013 Melissa Bauman

Do you know the difference between Emergency Care vs. Urgent Care? It is important to recognize the benefits of each type of medical care when deciding where to go yourself or where to take your family.

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Emergency Room: 

  • 24 hours a day
  • Potentially life-threatening injuries
  • ER co-pay, co-insurance, deductible or out of pocket

Urgent Care:

  • Extended hours
  • Non-major medical traumas
  • Lower co-pay

 

Check out this article for more in depth information on the differences! http://www.fairhealthconsumer.org/reimbursementseries/urgentemergency.aspx?goback=.gde_3452432_member_265759209#

 

1 Comment

  1. urgent care 4 years ago

    For those with health insurance, nearly all forms are accepted at most urgent care facilities.

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