The holiday season is often a busy time for urgent care centers and emergency rooms. Members can avoid some of the stress of seeking medical care by knowing which facility or service is right for their situation – whether a cough, sore throat, flu, prescription refill, allergic reaction, or broken bone. When you need medical care and are unable to see your primary care physician, following are a few general guidelines.
- HMAA’s HiDoc® Telemedicine Service enables you to see a doctor online or by phone for non-emergent medical issues while traveling or when seeing your regular doctor is not convenient. Consultations are available at no cost to HMAA members.
- Urgent Care Facilities have doctors and nurses equipped to handle non-life-threatening situations typically found at your doctor’s office.
- Emergency Rooms handle trauma and life-threatening situations.