Should you go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

February 28, 2017

By: Kyle Dickover


Should you go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

February 28, 2017


If you’re faced with a sudden illness or injury, making an informed choice on where to seek medical care is crucial to your personal and financial well-being. Making the wrong choice can result in delayed medical attention and may cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. In fact, Harvard University reported that 62 percent of personal bankruptcies are caused by medical expenses, making medical debt the leading cause of bankruptcy in America.

If you suddenly fall ill or become injured, how can you determine which facility is most appropriate for your condition?

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Choosing the appropriate place of care will not only ensure prompt and adequate medical attention but will also help reduce any unnecessary expenses. Although urgent care centers are usually more cost-effective, they are not a substitute for emergency care.

Since 2003, Apex Benefits has built a reputation on providing customized, calculated solutions that aid our clients in making effective benefits decisions for their employees. We believe that a company is only as good as its employees, which is why our team works with you personally to find employee benefits plans that truly benefit your company. We’ll provide the tools, resources and expertise to aid in benefits decisions, creating a continuous conversation about strengthening your workforce and making your business better.