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Tuesday February 18th

Am I Able to Visit an Urgent Care Facility if I Have Medicaid?

Am I Able to Visit an Urgent Care Facility if I Have Medicaid?

Urgent Care facilities can treat a variety of illnesses and conditions without the long wait times and hefty costs that come with visiting the Emergency Room (ER). But where you are able to go for care when you most need it can be difficult to navigate, especially if you are on Medicaid. However, most Urgent Care facilities see patients who have insurance, Medicaid, or need help paying for their care. Rather than going to the Emergency Room or a private doctors’ office, Medicaid patients needing care may be eligible to visit an Urgent Care facility for affordable and time-efficient medical assistance.

At CityLife Health, our goal is to provide affordable medical care to individuals with Medicaid insurance. Having a Medicaid plan means you are eligible to visit any one of our three locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey with a $0 co-pay. Yes, that’s right! Zero dollars.

All Medicaid insurance plans accepted.

Out-of-Pocket Costs at an Urgent Care Facility

The amount you pay out-of-pocket depends on the insurance plan you choose when signing up for benefits, as well as on your insurance provider.  At CityLife Health, we prioritize making sure our patients have the care they need, when they need it. You will not pay a copay if you have a valid Medicaid plan when you come to visit a CityLife Health Urgent Care facility.

Before visiting an Urgent Care facility, we recommend calling your insurance provider to get a better idea of what your out-of-pocket expenses will be. If you are unsure about what is covered by your insurance plan, we can help by calling your insurance company on your behalf to find out more information about your plan and your coverage. We are here to support you and help you understand the costs associated with your healthcare so you can make informed decisions for you and your family.

Regardless of why you are visiting Urgent Care, contact your insurance provider ahead of time to get the best idea of what you will be paying after your visit. Your insurance provider can also give you a list of fees and costs to help you better understand what services might require an additional cost. You should also check to see if you’ve met your deductible for the year. If you are unsure if any of this impacts your ability to visit an Urgent Care facility, give us a call to discuss your payment options.

If you need to see a doctor for any reason, visit any one of our Philadelphia or New Jersey locations to get care now!

Relevant Reading:

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  • What Services Does Urgent Care Provide and Do I Need Insurance?

  • When to Get Tested for STDs and How Much It Costs