Without question the cost of medical care in this country has skyrocketed over the last few decades. Walk into an emergency room with an earache or the need for a few stitches and you’re apt to walk out with a bill that is nothing short of shocking.
Luckily, urgent care centers are a much more affordable alternative to ER visits for non-life-threatening illnesses. Typically speaking, a trip to an urgent care center will cost one-fourth the price of the same trip to an emergency room.
Things that will determine the cost of care provided at an urgent care clinic are:
- The nature and severity of the illness
- Type of treatment required
- Location (city VS rural)
- Whether or not you have health insurance
Read more about The cost of urgent care.