What is Urgent Care?

These walk-in facilities provide unscheduled medical care for injuries or illnesses that require immediate care but that aren’t serious enough for an ER Visit.

Since the 1970s, Urgent Care in the U.S. has focused on “the delivery of ambulatory care in a dedicated medical facility outside of a traditional emergency department.” These walk-in facilities provide unscheduled medical care for injuries or illnesses that require immediate care but that aren’t serious enough for an ER Visit. They are generally staffed by a physician, nurses, physician assistants, and medical assistants. Even more good news, statistics show that 90% of Urgent Care patients wait no longer than 30 minutes to see a Provider!

What does OneShare Health consider Urgent Care?

According to OneShare Health’s Program Guidelines, Urgent Care is defined as "Services provided by a licensed Urgent Care Facility for the diagnosis, treatment, or management of an Eligible Illness or Injury serious enough that a Member would seek care right away, but not so severe as to require Hospital Emergency Room care."

Fortunately, OneShare Members* get to enjoy broad access to Urgent Care Facilities and other In Network Providers across the country thanks to our partnership with First Health® Network.

Please note that Urgent Care is not available on the OneShare Health Catastrophic Program, and not all services are Eligible for Sharing. Urgent Care is subject to Pre-Existing Limitations, and Waiting Periods may apply. This highlights the Classic and Complete Programs, please refer to your Membership Guidebook to see how your specific Program applies.

When should you go to an Urgent Care Facility?

Some common examples that call for an Urgent Care Visit** include cold- and flu-like symptoms; sprains and strains; minor cuts, even ones that require stitches; nausea; signs of infection for example a urinary tract infection; minor burns; fever; dehydration and earaches. Some Urgent Care Facilities may also offer imaging, X-rays, and Lab Services on-site.

Please note, an ER Visit is only Eligible for Life-Threatening or Life-Altering conditions.What is Urgent Care and When Should You Go to Urgent Care?

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What is Urgent Care and When Should You Go to Urgent Care?

*Urgent Care is Not Eligible for Sharing on the OneShare Health Catastrophic Program.

**Pre-Existing Conditions apply, and a Waiting Period may apply. Please refer to your specific Membership Guidebook for details.

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