Getting quality medical care for your family is a paramount concern for most parents. Finding quality AND affordable care today – with the rising cost of healthcare in the US – can seem like an almost impossible task.
But Urgent Care Extra offers a sensible solution to the healthcare cost dilemma. We’re already a preferred source for immediate care throughout Arizona, and we also have an excellent family-oriented care program, which we’ll review later.
But first, how bad is the rising cost of healthcare, and how can families toe the line between getting excellent family urgent care coverage without breaking the bank? Let’s look at recent trends, and also how medical providers like Urgent Care Extra are on the forefront of keeping healthcare costs as low as possible.
Family Urgent Care – Part of Rising Healthcare Costs in the United States
The rising cost of healthcare in the US shows no signs of slowing down; yearly healthcare costs for a family of four range between $20,000 and $25,000. Costs this year are about $2,000 more than 2015, which continues the recent trends of 2-3% increases every year. And even though recent yearly increases are historically lower than overall costs, the price tag for American families has gone up at least $1,300 annually since 2010. To look at it another way, healthcare costs have increased more than $100 per month for six straight years!
But it’s not all bad news. Some individuals and families are using urgent care walk-in clinics (just like Urgent Care Extra) to help lessen the financial impact. For non-life-threatening situations and scenarios, Urgent Care Extra’s medical professionals – doctors, nurses, technicians and other supports staff – provide quality medical attention for a fraction of the price you’ll see at primary care physician offices and emergency rooms.
The Urgent Care Extra Family Plan – Broad Medical Care, Budget-Friendly Prices
We’ve always provided our patients with the highest-caliber medical care, and we’ve recently made it even more affordable for families to get the healthcare they need. To help lessen the rising cost of healthcare, UCE recently unveiled our Family Plan. The Urgent Care Extra Family Plan is part of our 3-tier solution for your entire family. This medical plan offers excellent value, uncompromising quality care and immediate eligibility.
Family Plan Features:
We think all families should have access to affordable healthcare and family urgent care, and our Family Plan offers practical, patient-friendly and affordable medical services for you and your entire family. The Urgent Care Extra Family Plan is designed to fit around your family’s schedule, not the other way around. Thus, we have three choices to fit flexible family demands. These pre-purchased family visits are valid at any Urgent Care Extra walk-in clinic, and there are no expiration dates. All of your immediate family members are eligible, and flexible monthly payment arrangements can be made. Here’s the breakdown of our Family Plan options:
- 3-visit plan: Take advantage of this popular plan, with 3 visits per family member. At just $135 for each visit (paid monthly), you or your family will have access to great medical coverage for $405 total.
- 5-visit plan: For added value, our 5-visit option is perfect for families always on the go. Ensure your family has urgent care services with a handful of visits per family member, if necessary. With the 5-visit plan, the cost per visit is just $120, for $600 in all.
- 10-visit plan: Maximum coverage with optimal value. At only $105 per visit ($1,050 total) you or a family member can use up to 10 visits, whenever you need them. Compared to typical ER costs, which can charge well above $300 for one visit, the UCE 10-visit option is a smart way to keep your family covered.
All of our Family Plan options include basic coverage, and some medical services include an additional charge, including:
- Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
- Over the counter (OTC) medications
- Follow-up appointments
- Diagnostic testing
- Cash lab
- Discharge medications
Our Patient Payment Options also include two other categories:
The Cash Pay Plan: For just $150, you and your family can still receive a variety of medical services, even if you don’t have insurance or your healthcare insurance plan’s deductible hasn’t been met. The Cash Pay Plan covers x-rays, in-house medications, laboratory work and select medical procedures (including fracture care, breathing treatments, laceration repair and others). Our price point of $150 means that you and your family will receive urgent care at a significantly less cost than regular physician offices and emergency rooms.
Insurance Plans: UCE works with a variety of healthcare insurance firms, and we charge covered patients a small co-pay charge, then bill you for the remainder of the total charge after your insurance company has submitted the required payment. The estimated cost is between $200 and $700, depending on the type of medical care you receive and your insurance company’s coverage plan. Some of our medical services are billed directly to your insurance company, including:
- Office visits
- Medical procedures
- UA / Lab Work
All in all, Urgent Care Extra offers plenty of options to keep the rising cost of healthcare under control, one family at a time!
Rethinking the Rising Costs of Healthcare
Urgent Care Extra’s complete family urgent care services go far beyond immediate medical care. We’re one of the most popular providers of urgent care in Arizona, and our complete line of services can benefit not only your family’s health, but also your bottom line.
Healthcare costs include the total scope of services any of your family members receive, and UCE strives to keep costs low while keeping the quality of care extremely high. Injuries and illnesses – those “urgent” needs – are a part of healthcare costs, but there are other medical services that make up your family’s entire healthcare bill, including:
- OTC medications
- Flu shots
- Medical tests
- And many more
For urgent care and other types of healthcare, Urgent Care Extra has outstanding services at affordable rates. With dozens of Arizona healthcare clinics, you’ll enjoy convenient urgent care family coverage all across the state. Find out more about our family urgent care coverage, and how we’re doing our part to keep rising US healthcare costs as low as possible. For more information about UCE, please call us at (480) 988-9108.