Understand your financial responsibilities before undergoing medical treatment.
Today, in the face of escalating medical costs, when one suffers a minor injury, such as a broken arm, their first instinct isn’t ‘How am I going to drive?’ but ‘How am I going to afford treatment?’ It is no secret that medical care isn’t cheap, and even minor injuries can rack up a bill of thousands of dollars in treatment and care costs. Before you decide to get medical treatment at an urgent care center, you may just wonder if your health insurance will help you pay for it.
When are you covered?
Coverage will depend upon your own health insurance policy. Most insurance providers will cover urgent care visits, but many patients will be expected to pay a deductible. In rare cases, an urgent care facility may not accept your insurance plan. It’s always best to call the center ahead of time to be certain that they accept your insurance plan.
Is urgent care cheaper than the ER?
Urgent care visits are always more affordable than ER visits. A trip to an emergency room for even a minor ailment can total over $1,000 (without even including any treatments or diagnostic screenings). If an ailment is non-life threatening, visit your local urgent care to save both time and money.
Are there other payment options?
Depending on the urgent care, there will be other options for you to pay for your treatment. At Sand Canyon Urgent Care, we offer lower rates for cash patients. This not only makes visiting our urgent care much cheaper than heading to the emergency room, but also more affordable than most comparable facilities in the area. Lowered rates are offered for first-time cash patients, returning cash patients, physicals, vision screenings, flu shots, and more! We also offer options for PPC and HMP insurance coverages.
When you need immediate medical attention but don’t feel that a trip to the ER is necessary, a visit to an urgent care is often the best choice.
For your medical needs, visit Sand Canyon Urgent Care. We’re open seven days a week in Irvine, and welcome walk-in patients. Our onsite diagnostic and lab facilities help us to best serve you and your loved ones. Call us at (949) 536-7892 or visit us here to get started!