Patient First is a private medical organization that does not receive financial support from state or federal programs and which is based solely on income from patients and their insurers. The doctor-patient relationship is strengthened when both parties clearly understand their rights and obligations. Can I go to Patient First without insurance?
Simplified prices for patients without insurance
- Visit the routine issue fee of $ 124
- Laboratory, X-ray and other additional services are discounted and priced separately
- Visit the fee plus add-ons limited to $ 299
Prices for patients without insurance
Fees for visiting the office
- Routine visit $ 124
- Second visit $ 49
- Visit for screening for diabetes, cholesterol or prostate cancer $ 49
- Visit to DOT Physical (price includes urinalysis) $ 115
- Visit to 10 panel medicine screen (with collection) $ 110
- A visit to the drug screen – collection 2 only $ 41
- Visit to get a standard dose flu vaccine (from 3 years) $ 35
- Visit to obtain a high dose of influenza vaccine (aged 65+) $ 65
- Visit to conduct a pregnancy test $ 49
- Visit to remove seams located elsewhere $ 49
- Visit to assess the risk of tuberculosis $ 30
- Visit the TB test $ 49
- Laboratory test (on site), each $ 39
- Any X-ray examination $ 89
- ECG $ 9
- Burn Care (2nd and 3rd degree) $ 99
- Fracture / dislocation. Initial office care $ 99
- IV Liquids $ 99
- Spray treatment $ 99
- Stitches / string repair $ 99
- Consumables and durable medical equipment (crutches, etc.) 20% discount
Should I get urgent care if I don’t have health insurance?
Without health insurance, urgent care is a much better choice than ER for minor, acute problems. As shown in the table above, the amount you can pay in an emergency department can be three to four times higher than the amount you pay for treating the same problem as a matter of urgency. Many people go to the emergency room because they know they will have to be treated, even without insurance. Urgent care centers will also treat you without insurance, and many people will offer payment plans if you can’t pay in advance.
How can I save money on urgent care if I am not insured?
Although urgent care is almost always cheaper than going to the emergency department, and for people without insurance can be cheaper than visiting an ordinary doctor, the costs can seem overwhelming if you pay out of pocket. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, almost half of those without insurance have problems with their medical bills. Fortunately, because so many people have high deductions and no insurance, many health care facilities are taking steps to provide people with care.
Choosing an Ambulance or Urgent Care Center
The discussion about whether to go to an ambulance or an urgent care center for after-hours medical care should revolve around the cost and severity of the patient’s condition, but, surprisingly, the decision is often made for convenience.
People want treatment at any time and place where they can get it. With 5,000 emergency departments providing 24-hour treatment, 365 days a year, ambulance is the most convenient choice.