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6 Ways To Save Money On Plantation Urgent Care Visits

6 Ways To Save Money On Plantation Urgent Care Visits

16 March 2016 / Category: News
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6 Ways To Save Money On Plantation Urgent Care VisitsHow much money do you spend every year on urgent care? You could be spending less by following these 6 helpful tips to save money on Plantation urgent care visits.

It’s not just illness and injury that brings you to the doctor. There are countless physical exams, vaccinations and other tests you may need in any given year. If you have a family these occurrences (and costs) increase considerably. Thankfully, there are ways you can save money on your annual medical expenses.

Urgent Medical Center is proud to help our community save money while providing superior urgent care services.  Here are 6 simple ways you could save!

1. Inquire Pricing Before You Arrive

Different urgent care centers may charge varying rates for the very same services. You don’t want to get ripped off and overcharged but the truth is that it happens all of the time. Many people don’t ask how much a physical is going to cost before undergoing the exam. As a result, people are often forced to pay prices that seem unfair simply because they’ve already agreed to pay for it by accepting the service in the first place. 

Urgent Medical Center vows to never overcharge for our services. We are more than happy to consult with patients beforehand to go over service costs, granting you peace of mind and preventing you from breaking the bank.

2. Join Our UMC Membership Program

We can help you save money on your regular urgent care visits with our UMC Membership plan. If you visit urgent care more than a few times per year, this program really pays off. UMC Membership is NOT medical insurance, but works similarly in that you pay an annual fee and in return receive free and discounted services.

You pay anywhere between $600 and $1,700 per year, depending if you are an individual or family. We also offer business plans starting at $50 per employee, per month.

UMC members receive unlimited clinic visits, one free annual physical exam, 50% off office procedures, 20% of laboratory services, and more.

You could save money on so many elements of your annual healthcare. Especially considering how many services we offer, granting you discounts on everything from physical exams to lab work and CT Scans, plus so much more.

Learn More Here: UMC Membership Plan.

3. Check With Your Insurance Coverage

Does your insurance cover some or all of your urgent care visits? You pay monthly for your insurance and so it’s important to get as much out of it as possible. Certain urgent care facilities may only accept certain insurance policies. Before going to just any urgent care check to see which ones accept your insurance. This helps you instantly save money and make use of your monthly deductibles.

4. Sign Up Online Before You Arrive

Urgent care visits could lose you money by reducing the time you are able to spend working. Your time is valuable, which is why we offer patients the option to check in online before they ever arrive. This reduces the time you have to spend waiting to see our doctor, and increases the amount of time you have to get other things done.

Schedule your appointment online to be seen by a doctor today or sometime in the near future: Web Check In.

5. Ask Yourself: Do I Really Need To Go To The Doctor?

Going to urgent care for no reason isn’t fun for anyone. Not to mention, it’s a total waste of money. For the most part, people only go to urgent care when they really do require our services, but occasionally we see patients that may have overreacted. We don’t mind one bit, and are always happy to give you peace of mind, after all prevention is key and you should never ignore any injury or illness.

That being said, if you are trying to save money on medical costs you may want to wait a day or two before visiting urgent care to see if you get better on your own. Many illnesses will clear up on their own, especially if you notice an improvement in symptoms within a day or so.

Of course, you don’t want to ask yourself this question 3-days into an unshakable stomach flu. On the other hand, if it’s day one waking up with nausea or vomiting (for example) you may want to wait 24-hours to see if it passes on its own. If it does not pass on its own, you know you are not wasting any money or time visiting urgent care for treatment.

6. Stay Up To Date On Important Vaccinations

Getting vaccinated for the flu every year could save you a lot of money in more ways than one. The vaccination is always cheaper than getting ill. For one, when you or your child is ill you are forced to miss work. Also, the cost for treatment, medicine and check ups will quickly add up, surpassing the cost of one shot. 

Urgent Medical Center Is Here To Help You Save Money

Urgent Medical Center offers affordable medical services for minor to moderate illness and injury. We also offer physicals, examinations, immigration exams, blood work, and so much more.

We are here to help you spend less while receiving superior health care. Visit Urgent Medical Center today to experience firsthand why we are the number one urgent care in Plantation.

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