Even when it’s not an emergency, it’s important to know where to go when you need care. Sometimes it’s clear where to seek medical help, such as when you’re having signs of a heart attack or stroke. At other times, it’s not so clear. Knowing where to go or who you can call can make a big difference in cost and time.
If you aren’t having an emergency, knowing where to go for medical care may save you on cost and time. You have choices for where you get non-emergency care — what we call SmartER CareSM options. Use these places instead of the emergency room (ER). Plus, when you visit in-network providers, you may pay less for care. It’s good to learn about your choices now, so you’re prepared the next time you need care.
Last Updated: 3/25/2019
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