Top 5 Reasons to Consider an Urgent Care Versus the ER
Better Value Than Emergency Room
A recent study shows emergency room costs are approximately 700% more than the cost for the same level of quality medical care received at an urgent care facility.
The ER fortunately triages emergency conditions to the top of their list. However, what this means when you go to an ER is if your issue is not life threatening you will be put at the bottom of the list and often wait 3-4 hours before you're seen. At Lansing Urgent Care, our average door-to-door time is less than 1 hour. Also, Lansing Urgent Care now offers a clinic that is open 24/7 to help patients at all hours with their acute minor injury and illness healthcare needs.
Many major insurance companies categorize urgent care facilities as primary care facilities, so co-payments may be substantially lower than co-payments required for a trip to the Emergency Room.
According to the Division of Health Care Statistics, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, only 15 percent of patients seen at hospital emergency rooms were truly emergency cases. This means approximately 85% of patients that go to an ER do not have a true medical emergency required to be treated at an emergency department.
Lansing Urgent Care offers an alternate option that:
- Eases the strain on the overburdened ER system
- Provides patients with reduced costs of care
- Decreases patient time in the clinic
- Offers clinic hours 24/7
- All this with superb medical treatment, in a welcoming environment
No Facility Fee
We submit your insurance claim and you receive a single bill. Emergency rooms and hospital owned urgent cares charge you both a facility fee and a fee for the physician’s service. Not only are your charges much higher at the ER but you‘ll generally receive two bills!
Lansing Urgent Care has average door to door times of under an hour!