Cost of Urgent Care
Healthcare spending reached $3.33 trillion dollars in 2016; that’s $10,348 per person. Whether it’s a routine visit to the doctor or a childhood vaccination, even a 15-minute office visit can cost several hundred dollars. Fortunately, there is an affordable alternative to emergency room visits for non life-threatening illnesses and injuries: PhysicianOne Urgent Care. If you’re wondering “What is the cost of urgent care?”, read on to learn more.
Q: How much do urgent care visits cost?
A: On average, $150.
According to one study conducted by the Annals of Internal Medicine, it costs roughly $155 to be treated for three of the most common illnesses in the country—pharyngitis, urinary tract infection, and ear infection in an urgent care setting. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care our costs tend to be lower. Actual cost will vary by condition, treatment or procedures required, state, and whether or not the patient is insured.
Q: What is the cost of urgent care vs. an emergency room visit?
A: On average, $150 vs. $750.
The average ER visit can cost at least $750 for treatment (after the initial co-pay), while the exact same treatment at PhysicianOne Urgent Care is closer to $150.
And insurance co-pays tend to be significantly less expensive for urgent care than the emergency room. Co-pays are determined by a patient’s insurance plan and are not set by PhysicianOne Urgent Care. Here’s one example of differences in co-pay for the same condition:
Actual cost will vary by condition, treatment or procedures required, state, and whether or not the patient is insured.
Q: What determines the cost of urgent care treatment?
A: A number of factors.
In most cases, the cost of any medical visit depends on factors such as nature of the illness or injury, severity of the condition, treatment or procedures required, state (Massachusetts, Connecticut, or New York), and whether or not the patient is insured.
Q: What is the cost of urgent care with insurance?
A: That varies and is determined by your insurance company.
Insurance co-pays and deductibles vary and are set by your insurance company. See a list of insurances we accept, here. For information about your urgent care co-pay or your deductible, contact your insurance company, directly.