Examples of how to decide between Urgent Care and the Emergency Room
Time and Cost Advantages of Urgent Care versus Emergency Room
|Urgent Care||Emergency Room|
|Average visit cost||$155.00||$1400.00|
|Average wait time||45 Minutes**||3.2 Hours*|
|Hours of operation||10 hours/day**||24 hours|
*National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2003 Emergency Department Summary. Advance Data Number 358. 38 pp. (PHS) 2005-1250
** Urgent Care Association of America
*** If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately or go to your nearest emergency room.
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