Primary care, urgent care or emergency room — which one?

When you have a sick child, deciding whether you need to be seen for immediate care can be challenging. You might wonder if you should make an appointment with your pediatrician, or if more urgent care is necessary.  An emergency room visit may seem like the best option for immediate care, but is it necessary? Recent research shows that the majority of people who visit an emergency department don’t have actual medical emergencies, and they end up paying six times more than necessary. Knowing the differences and deciding on the right type of health care for your child can save time, money and insure appropriate use of the health care system.

Find out how to make the difficult decision in this post on the CHOG blog.

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