#12: Zombie Apocalypse: Know Where to Go if You’re Attacked by Zombies!

Do you “know where to go” if you’re attacked by Zombies?  Here’s a quick checklist:   Is your injury immediately life threatening?  If “NO” try your Primary Care Clinic if possible.  They know your medical history and it's likely less expensive (unless your doctor has become a Zombie!). The next best option is an Urgent … Continue reading #12: Zombie Apocalypse: Know Where to Go if You’re Attacked by Zombies!

#11: Glossary of Terms for “Know Where to Go” Blog

We hope you have benefited from the information we've presented in this "Know Where to Go" blog.  Here's are some definitions in case you have any questions about terms we use. Glossary of Terms  All Payer Claims Database: Administered by the Center for Improving Value in Health Care. A database for consumers to access claims … Continue reading #11: Glossary of Terms for “Know Where to Go” Blog

#10: List of Facilities, Aurora, CO

As we mentioned in our previous blog be prepared.  As part of your personal “Know Where to Go” plan, we would strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with the list of Free-Standing Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care Clinics offered below.  We encourage you to actually drive by the facilities and understand their physical location in … Continue reading #10: List of Facilities, Aurora, CO

#9: Plan Your Visit

As we mentioned in our very first blog post, some people prepare for emergencies and others don’t.  You may think it will never happen to you, but what if it does?  If you have an unexpected medical situation arise you may be shaken and confused.  Knowing what to do and where to go in advance … Continue reading #9: Plan Your Visit

#8: What if I Make the Wrong Choice?

It’s normal to be very frightened during an unexpected medical situation; however, if you plan ahead, you will likely make the right church if this occasion arises.  But what if you don’t?  Here are some things to ease your mind: Urgent Care  Even though urgent care clinics are usually not equipped to handle life-or-limb threatening … Continue reading #8: What if I Make the Wrong Choice?

#7: Ability to Pay

In our current highly charged atmosphere of disquiet over healthcare access and costs, it is natural to be concerned about the costs of urgent or emergency services and to wonder if a facility can turn you away if you don’t have insurance or can’t pay for services. Urgent Care In Colorado, urgent care clinics are … Continue reading #7: Ability to Pay

#6: Are free-standing emergency rooms and urgent care clinics required by law to provide certain services?

Service Requirements for Urgent Care Clinics  In Colorado, there are no regulatory requirements for specific services to be offered in urgent care clinics. The level and range of services vary from clinic to clinic. The Urgent Care Association of America lists baseline primary care services as well as more specific care that extends beyond typical … Continue reading #6: Are free-standing emergency rooms and urgent care clinics required by law to provide certain services?

#5: What Are the Staffing Requirements?

If you’ve been following this blog on the differences between free-standing emergency rooms and urgent care clinics, you may be interested in the staffing requirements.  The laws vary from state-to-state.  We are only reporting on Colorado. Staffing Requirements of Urgent Care Clinics  In Colorado, there are no on-site staff requirements for urgent care clinics as … Continue reading #5: What Are the Staffing Requirements?

#4: How Are Medical Facilities Licensed in Colorado?

If you are a consumer and you are following this blog, you may wonder which facilities  can call themselves “Urgent Care” and or “Emergency Room.”  The laws vary from state-to-state, but here’s what you need to know in Colorado. Licensure of Urgent Care Clinics  In the state of Colorado, the Health Facilities and Emergency Medical … Continue reading #4: How Are Medical Facilities Licensed in Colorado?

#3: How Do the Costs Differ by Facility Type?

The cost to receive care from one type of healthcare facility versus the other can be significantly different.  While you will always want to seek the right level of care for your injury or illness, most people do not want to spend $5634.58 for acute abdominal pain when they could have paid $151.49, a difference … Continue reading #3: How Do the Costs Differ by Facility Type?