An urgent care typically treats non-life-threatening conditions, such as common colds, flu, strep throat, lacerations and more.
An emergency room treats conditions in need of immediate attention, such as chest pain, abdominal pain, dehydration, complex fractures and much more.
Selection of the right facility can make a big difference in the financial outcome of your visit. Choosing an emergency room and not having an emergency means you will overpay for your treatment. Selecting an urgent care and needing an emergency room will add unnecessary costs, but more importantly, you may waste valuable time by being transferred to a facility that is capable of treating your condition.
Riverview Health Emergency Room & Urgent Care was created on the premise of solving this problem. Each facility is equipped to handle the seriousness of any emergency while being able to bill what turns out to be lower acuity needs at urgent care billing rates. This means that as a patient you do not have to try to decide where to go on your own. The answer is to choose Riverview Health Emergency Room & Urgent Care. By doing so you can ensure your bill will only reflect the level of care you require to treat your condition. Why is this significant? Because 44-65 percent of ER visits nationwide could have been treated and billed at urgent care rates but weren’t.