How do you choose the care you need when your doctor isn’t available?
When you want quick, non-emergency care and your regular doctor isn’t available, you may want to choose a network Urgent Care or Convenience Care Clinic. You won’t have to wait for hours in a crowded room and it costs less – up to three times less for the same services you would get in an emergency room. Here are some of the differences to help you know how to choose.
|Urgent Care||Emergency Room|
|Choose Urgent Care if you just don’t feel well and are suffering from:
||Choose the ER if your symptoms are severe,
life threatening or come on suddenly, from conditions such as:
The Choice is Yours
Based on these guidelines, choose the most appropriate setting for your care. To locate a network urgent care center, UHC members can go to myuhc.com and search for “Urgent Care/Convenience Care Clinic.” Or, call the member service number on the back of your UnitedHealthcare ID card.