Sick or injured? Learn how to get the right level of care fast.
There are an estimated 139 million emergency department visits annually1 and, according to one report, almost two-thirds of visits are “avoidable” or “not an actual emergency.”2 It may be your first instinct to head to the emergency room when you or a loved one is sick or injured, but that actually may not be your best option — it could cost you unnecessary time and money.
In most cases, you can get the right care via urgent care, telehealth or even your primary care physician (PCP) without waiting hours or paying more. Our resources below can help you understand which option may be right for you based on your symptoms and treatment needs.
Get to know your care options.
Click the care option to view typical wait times, costs, and available treatments for each.