Where You Go For Care Matters | UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge

Where You Go For Care Matters...

Each year, millions of Americans will visit the ER (emergency room) for non-emergency conditions, including minor injuries, sprains and strains and upper respiratory infections. Emergency care cost these patients a hefty medical bill for care they could have received through primary or urgent care at a much lower cost.

Though going to the ER will always be the best form of immediate care for life-threatening conditions, primary and urgent care clinics are a cost-efficient alternative for many of life's other illnesses and injuries. Knowing the difference between them not only saves time and money, but it can also save your life.