What does an urgent care visit cost you?

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

 our urgent care is covered with a 15 dollar co pay like a regular doctors visit. My Darling Husband has really good insurance working for a town.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

mrsB052315 :  did you have any tests? That can raise the cost. I once paid around $75 for X-rays after a shoulder dislocation. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Oh the great healthcare debate haha. That definitely sucks, a few years back before I met DH my roommate had to go to the ER for a broken bone, same situation…hadn’t met her deductible but her bill was over $800 (she had x-rays done and the cast ect.). She literally had to get a crappy tv style loan to pay her bill, it was heartbreaking. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Southampton, UK

I have a $1500 deductible. My last urgent care visit cost over $400.00 and each of my doctor visits for chronic condition management costs me $269.00.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

$50. I have great insurance.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

mrsB052315 :  $80-135 depending on what I was seen for and if I had blood tests and/or medication (shots or IV) given.  I have a high deductible plan, but private urgent care centers in my area give a substantial discount for upfront cash payment. I live in a HCOL area, but I’ve noticed our ER and urgent care visits are cheaper than the rural/suburban area my family is from.  

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

$50 copay for urgent care $250 for emergency room visit. Not sure what would happen if they ran lots of tests/ X-rays. But yeah, I work in healthcare and I still don’t really understand stupid insurance billing. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

This is why I am so grateful for universal healthcare!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It says the copay right on my insurance card– its $70 for urgent care, $300 for ER. Tests such as x-rays are an additional cost, but usually flu or strep tests are free with my insurance. My employer pays a lot for our insurance so it is considered a “rich plan” (source: I pick the plan for my company)

Post # 12
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Helper bee

mrsB052315 :  ummm .. I pay $20 .. I work for a hospital though. I have awesome insurance. I do know that urgent care is billed the same as a regular doctors office visit. My job as a medical coder can be quite awful as I have to see all the money attached to people. However, my hospital is really good to people of low income. A MRI is like $4-6k 😳

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

$50. When Darling Husband had switched jobs and we had 6 weeks to get COBRA (that his new company would pay for until they had their own healthcare set up), we had to take DS to the ER. There was actually a premium charged BECAUSE we “didn’t have insurance.” That visit would have been over $1500 (and I don’t remember any tests except a flu test). But like I said, COBRA was retroactive for 6 weeks, and his new company paid the premiums. The hospital themselves consulted us not to pay the bill before the coverage kicked in because it was that much harder to get money back than it was to wait and pay the lower amount. But without insurance people are really put in a tough spot. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Welll… about 30+% of my pay goes to taxes, math math math… something something Canada, so really who knows. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

With my current insurance it is $0

But with my old one…..holy sh*t. I went in for a UTI (I already knew it was a UTI but of course they had to test) LITERALLY $250! TO PEE IN A CUP AND DIAGNOSE WHAT I ALREADY KNEW WAS TRUE. So frustrating, but I knew I wouldn’t survive the weekend. 

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