URGENT CARE VERSUS EMERGENCY
If you have an emergency (your condition is life-threatening; loss of consciousness; sudden, sharp abdominal pain; uncontrolled bleeding; complicated fractures) you should go to the nearest hospital or call 911 for emergency medical assistance. You may be responsible for a portion of the cost and non-covered supplies or services (refer to your Benefit Summary for more information). For a detailed definition of an emergency please refer to your Group Medical and Hospital Service Contract (Certificate of Coverage) or Summary Plan Description.
|Urgent Care Center Know where they are||Emergency Room Know how to get there fast||Ambulance Retail Call 911||
Clinic Basic medical care
|Ear Infections||Sudden, sharp, abdominal pain||Chest Pain||After hours, weekends, when the doctor can't fit in|
|Minor Cuts||Uncontrolled bleeding||Difficulty breathing|
|Fever||Loss of conciousness|