Monday, February 4, 2013

Where to Seek Care

With the increase in number of urgent care centers and convenience care clinics popping up in our neighborhood pharmacies, we have more options of where to seek care for medical issues. Making the right choice can assure that you get the care you need without investing more time and money than necessary. United Healthcare put together this simple brochure to help you with the decision.

The average cost of care varies dramatically from one center of care to another. This may weigh more heavily in your decision making if you have a high deductible health plan. I wish I had data on the average wait time by care center. (If anyone has seen it, please pass it along.) 

  • Convenience Care Clinic $50 
  • Provider's Office $70 
  • Urgent Care Center $130 
  • Emergency Room $850 

In any event, if you're unsure of where you should go. Call the Nurseline

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