What To Know Before Going To The ER
When it comes to emergency care, everyone deserves quality, convenience, and transparency. The expert team of board-certified emergency physicians at iCare ER & Urgent Care is committed to providing the highest level of care to each and every patient at both of their convenient emergency facilities in Frisco and Fort Worth, TX. To be sure that you are prepared for a possible trip to the ER, use this helpful information on what you should know before visiting an urgent care center or emergency room.
Everything you need to know about visiting the emergency room
For immediate medical needs, patients certainly shouldn’t hesitate to visit their nearest ER as soon as possible. However, it is important to understand some of the fundamental aspects of ER care to ensure you are receiving appropriate treatment and to avoid unexpected surprises. These points are also helpful when selecting the best ER/urgent care facility for your needs. When facing a trip to the ER, make sure you consider the following:
When to go to the ER
If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, please visit your nearest ER immediately. There are a number of other reasons to go to the emergency room or urgent care, including, but not limited to:
- Chest pain
- High fever
- Insect bites/stings
- Severe or prolonged abdominal pain
- Severe allergic reaction
- Urinary retention
- Heart attack
- Kidney stone
- Stroke-like symptoms
- Eye injury
- Concerning, worsening, or prolonged symptoms
Who can be seen
When a child experiences a medical emergency or troublesome symptoms, it can be particularly frightening. Many parents wonder whether they need to visit a dedicated pediatric emergency room. Both of iCare ER & Urgent Care’s facilities in Frisco and Fort Worth offer a full range of pediatric emergency care provided by board-certified emergency room physicians with residency training in pediatric emergencies. Additionally, we have specifically designed our facilities to meet the needs of patients of all ages, including children, with a calmer, friendlier, more comfortable atmosphere and little-to-no emergency wait times.
What your visit will cost
Without a doubt, one of the most confusing aspects of emergency room care for many patients is how billing works and what they can expect to pay. At iCare ER & Urgent Care, we understand the frustrating nature of being overcharged for medical services or receiving unexpected bills after treatment and are committed to providing the most appropriate, affordable, and transparent care. When you arrive at one of our dual-hybrid facilities in Fort Worth or Frisco, you will be promptly seen by our triage nurse, who will thoroughly assess your symptoms and complaint to determine whether emergency care or urgent care services are most appropriate for you. For an emergency visit, your expected costs will be explained in detail prior to the initiation of treatment.
Before visiting the ER, it is also helpful to familiarize yourself with what your insurance provider covers, what your deductible is, and what you can expect to pay out of pocket. You should also ensure that your preferred ER facility accepts your insurance. iCare ER & Urgent Care is proud to accept most private insurance carriers and their plans. Whether you have insurance, a high deductible, or no insurance coverage, our caring team will help you navigate the process of understanding what your emergency care visit may cost and what payment options you have.
Go into your ER visit in Frisco or Fort Worth with the confidence you deserve
When you or your loved one is experiencing a medical emergency, the last thing you should have to worry about is whether an ER will accept your insurance or how much your visit will cost. Ensure the smoothest ER trip possible by planning ahead and choosing a convenient, quality, caring ER near you. If you have any questions about emergency care visits, urgent care billing, or something else, our friendly team of board-certified ER physicians and expert staff is here to assist you. To learn more, call either of our convenient iCare ER & Urgent Care locations in Frisco and Fort Worth, TX today!