Urgent Care vs. ER

Why Urgent Care?Why a Free Standing ER?When is the Hospital
the Best Choice?
  Neighbors Emergency Center,
ExcelER, Fast ER Care
  • Less expensive
  • Increased Customer Service
  • Walk-ins Welcome with Minimal Wait Time
  • X-ray available
  • Vital Care can treat:
    • Sprains/Strains
    • (closed fractures)
    • Lacerations
    • Abscess
    • Incision and drainage
    • Cold/Cough
    • Acute Sinusitis
  • Extended Hours/Weekends
    • Vital Care 8 am - 8 pm
    • 7 days a week
  • Fees range from $150-250
  • Can be more if a procedure is completed
  • Accept Medicare and private
  • No facility fee (ER and free standing ER charge an extra facility fee)
  • Insurance, cash pay
  • Lower Urgent Care Co-Pay for insured patients
  • Expensive
  • Facility fee-can be $1000 or more
  • Accept private insurance ONLY
  • Do not accept Medicaid or Medicare
  • Insurance companies may not pay for non-emergent conditions
  • If admission to hospital is needed Free Standing ER will transfer you by ambulance to the nearest hospital of your choice
  • Increased customer service
  • Treatment of emergency conditions:
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Chest Pain
    • Serious Infections
    • Dehydration
    • And non-emergent issues
  • Open 24/7
  • Minimal wait time
  • CT, Ultrasound and X-ray available like a hospital ER
  • Full lab on premises
  • Board Certified Physicians
  • Will see children of any ages
  • Higher ER Co-pay for insured patients
  • Expensive
  • Long waits from overcrowding
  • Facility fee-can be $1000 or more
  • Insurance companies may not pay for non-emergent conditions
  • All emergencies
  • Traumas and heart attacks
  • Need admission to the hospital
  • Open 24/7
  • Specialty services available
  • Accept Medicaid/Medicare
  • May see a physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistant
  • Higher ER co-pay for Insurance patients



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