When you have symptoms, or something comes up like you might cut yourself while preparing dinner, or maybe you have a huge bruise after getting nailed in the leg with a softball, where do you turn to for help? Maybe you have the symptoms of a cold, your eye is a little pink and irritated, or you have had an upset stomach for the past few days, what do you do next? Do you shrug it off? or do you need solutions that will get you the answers that you need and the health care that you deserve.
I was a Paramedic for 24 years, and in that time I have been in contact with thousands of patients. It didn’t matter if I transported you in the back of my ambulance, or if you came to the Emergency Room where I worked that day for health care, the end result was the same, you wanted help, and wanted the people on the other side of it to be able to provide that to you.
We have options though. For me, if it was something I wasn’t knowledgeable about myself, I would ask a Nurse or Doctor I worked with what it might be, and how to take care of it. If they didn’t know, they would say to visit my Primary Care Physician and I usually did.
Most people reading this article might not have all the same sources I did. So where do you turn? If you already belong to UnitedHealthcare, you have a system set up that can get you the care you need when you need it. If you don’t belong to UnitedHealthcare, then continue to read this, and check out some resources here, on why you might need to switch your health care provider.
Having seen the infographic I have shared above, you can see that UnitedHealthCare has many options for its patients from having a Virtual Visit (where available) online with a Physician, to calling the NurseLine for advice, to seeing your Primary Care Doctor, or visiting a Convenience Care Clinic for simple things that can be covered without having to visit an Emergency Room or Urgent Care.
Breaking down the different services below, here is some basic information about all the options, you can also check out the great infographic that UnitedHealthCare did here.
When to go: You need preventive or routine care
You want to see a doctor without leaving home
When you want to talk or discuss something with a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You might have a minor medical problem and your Primary Care Physician is not available
For the Urgent Care, you need help quickly, but it’s not an emergency. For the Emergency Room, this is when you have a life threatening or serious medical condition.
The last two options I shared can get expensive if it is something that can be covered easily by different means. So being aware of all your available outlets for medical care is essential, and this is something UnitedHealthCare does well.
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