Emergency rooms offer essential care for patients in dire situations. Unfortunately, they also come at a massive expense, even for people with health insurance. In a broad range of cases, PhysicianOne Urgent Care can offer the same level of expert treatment without the inflated costs. Best of all, most patients can use their existing medical plans to cover most of the expenses.
Which Plans Are Accepted?
PhysicianOne Urgent Care works with a diversity of providers to ensure that you and your family enjoy maximum coverage for expert medical care. The list includes:
- Connecticut: Anthem BCBS, Aetna, ConnectiCare, Cigna, Coventry Healthcare/FirstHealth, Consumer Health Network, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Emblem Health/GHI, MagnaCare, HealthyCT, Medicaid, Medicare, Prime Health Services, Multiplan/PHCS, Tricare, Three Rivers Provider Network, Wellcare of CT, United Health Care/Oxford and All Husky Plans (A,B,C,D).
- Massachusetts: Cigna, Aetna, BCBS Massachusetts, Coventry Healthcare/First Health, Consumer Health Network, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Fallon Health, Multiplan/PHCS, MassHealth, Medicare, Oxford Health Plans, Neighborhood Health Plan, Three Rivers Provider Network, Prime Health Services, United Healthcare, Tufts Health Plan and Tricare.
- New York: Anthem BCBS, Aetna, Consumer Health Network (CHN, PPO), Cigna, ConnectiCare (Westchester County Centers Only), Empire BCBS, HealthyCT, Coventry Health Care/ First Health, Emblem/GHI, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Multiplan/PHCS, Medicare, Prime Health Services, Oxford Health Plans, Tricare, United Healthcare/Oxford and Three Rivers Provider Network.
Huge Cost Savings
While they do provide critical care for life-threatening injuries and ailments, ERs saddle patients with unwieldy bills that can take years to pay. According to studies, the average ER visit can cost at least $750, with the same treatment running only $200 at an urgent care facility.
Research suggests about six out of every ten ER patients could be seen at urgent care centers instead. According to experts, this would result in a 58 percent reduction in consumer costs and an 80 percent reduction in insurer costs.
For non-life-threatening emergencies, an urgent care center just makes more sense – especially when it’s your local PhysicianOne Urgent Care, which accepts a wide array of common insurance plans.