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Tuesday February 18th

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

What Exactly Is an Urgent Care or Walk-In Facility?

What was the reason for your last emergency room visit? Did you have any life-threatening symptoms or conditions? Hospitals and Emergency Rooms can provide life-saving care, but visits can often come with anxiety and a lot of questions on how to go about paying for the services provided.

The next time you are thinking about visiting an emergency room or private practice to seek medical attention, take a moment to re-evaluate why you are heading in. If you do not need emergency assistance for life-threatening symptoms or conditions, you and may be better off visiting an urgent care facility where you can get the same high-quality treatment in less time.  You can receive the same quality medical care you need at a walk-in clinic without the Emergency Room price tag or long wait times.

One of the most convenient aspects of visiting a walk-in clinic is the fact that you can walk right in, typically without a referral from a doctor, and can be seen quickly even if you have Medicaid insurance. Thankfully, CityLife Health has three convenient locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey that are ready and well-equipped to serve the medical needs of you and your loved ones, no appointment necessary. And if you are covered by a Medicaid plan, you will never pay a copay at any of our locations.

If you find yourself feeling under the weather or need immediate medical assistance, consider visiting a CityLife Health clinic. You can expect to get personal care for medical issues including, but not limited to:

  • Severe cough or cold
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Scrapes, cuts, and burns
  • Diabetes
  • Rashes, sores, and bites
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Flu shots or vaccines
  • Smoking cessation (quitting smoking)
  • Yeast infections
  • Prostate health
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Strains, sprains, and minor fractures
  • Same-day school or work physicals
  • Ear and eye infections
  • Allergies and allergic reactions
  • Headaches and migraines

And not to worry, if your health concern is not listed above, our dedicated staff of providers and nurses are equipped to handle many other issues that may arise. Give us a call with any concerns you may have or browse our list of women’s and men’s health services. Don’t wait to start feeling better—our team is here to support you and help you get back to feeling 100%.

While visiting a walk-in clinic is often better than a trip to the Emergency Room, there are instances where you should seek treatment at a hospital. Walk-in clinics can not replace some of the services provided at an Emergency Room, especially in cases where your life could be in danger. Some symptoms could be caused by serious medical conditions and require immediate care and attention by a trained healthcare professional.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please visit your nearest Emergency Room or call 9-1-1 immediately, as these issues should be considered serious and could be life-threatening:

  • Severe non-stop bleeding
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Sudden numbness
  • Serious head, neck, or back injuries
  • Confusion
  • Paralysis
  • Life-threatening allergic reactions
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe chest pain
  • High fevers above 104 degrees, specifically with children under three years old
  • Unconsciousness
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures

All Medicaid insurance plans accepted.

If you have any questions about your specific plan coverage, please call your insurance provider for the cost breakdown of your plan prior to your urgent care visit. If you need help, we can call your insurance on your behalf to help you better understand your plan and what it means for you when you need medical care.

We welcome everyone and every situation! Even if you do not have health insurance, or if you would rather not use your health insurance, you can still be seen at our clinics. We take credit cards as payment.

For questions regarding coverage at CityLife Health, feel free to contact us at the clinic most convenient to you. 

We accept walk-ins and appointments are not necessary, so you never have to worry about whether or not seeing a healthcare professional fits with your busy schedule. View our hours and locations to see which of our three convenient locations will best fit your needs. Give us a call, or stop in for all your healthcare needs, today.

Relevant Reading:

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

  • Can Urgent Care Facilities Test for STDs? What You Need to Know

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