ER Visits much costlier than Urgent Care

Published: Apr 1, 17

via Health Leaders Media.

Ho said patients don’t realize the price difference for these two types of facilities until they learn their out-of-pocket expenses. The total price of a freestanding ED visit averaged $2,199 in 2015 versus $168 for an urgent care clinic visit.

“Many patients mistakenly think that freestanding emergency departments and urgent care clinics are similar, because they are often conveniently located in neighborhood shopping centers with modest storefronts,” Ho said.