The sudden onset of illness or injury that requires attention but is not life- or limb-threatening.
covered services required in order to treat an unexpected Illness or Injury that is not life-threatening and required in order to prevent a significant deterioration of the member's health if treatment were delayed.
Diagnosis and treatment of illness or injury of an acute nature that requires immediate care.
Medically necessary care for an accident or illness that is needed sooner than a routine doctor's visit.
Services received for an unexpected episode of illness or injury requiring treatment which cannot be postponed , but is not Emergency Care. Urgent Care conditions include, but are not limited to earache, sore throat, fever not higher than 104º. Treatment of an Urgent Care condition does not require use of an emergency room at a Hospital.
Diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions that are serious or acute and require outpatient medical attention within 24 hours, but are not immediately life-threatening.
means health care services provided by an Urgent Care Facility in emergencies or after a physician's office hours.
Services received for an unexpected illness or injury that is not life threatening but requires immediate outpatient medical care that cannot be postponed. An urgent situation requires prompt medical attention to avoid complications and unnecessary suffering or sever pain, such as a high fever.
An urgent care practitioner is a specialist who deals with the recognition, stabilization, evaluation, treatment, and disposition of patients with illness or injury.
A sudden illness or injury that needs immediate medical attention but is not life threatening.
Services provided for a condition that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly and requires prompt diagnosis and treatment; otherwise, the member might suffer chronic illness, prolonged impairment or the need for more hazardous treatment. Fever, earache, most fractures, sprains, most lacerations, repeated kidney stones and dizziness are examples of conditions that are considered urgent.
treatment for an urgent situation.
Care that is needed immediately, but for a condition that is not life-threatening (a sprain, for instance).
Outpatient or out-of-hospital medical care which, as determined by us or an entity designated by us, is required by an unexpected illness or accidental injury that is not life-threatening, but should be treated by a provider within 24 hours.
Medically necessary treatment that is required for illness or injury that would not result in further disability or death if not treated immediately, but treatment should not be put off. The illness or injury does require professional attention, and should be treated within 24 hours to avoid development of a situation in which further complications could result if treatment is not received.
Services provided in response to a patient's need for a prompt diagnosis and/or treatment of a medical condition that could become an emergency if not diagnosed and/or treated in a timely manner.
urgent care is appropriate when a medical urgency arises which necessitates immediate care, but has not reached the level of extreme emergency. Most managed care plans require you to seek urgent care at a participating urgent care facility or hospital.
Care that you need as soon as possible, but not necessarily immediately, for an illness or injury, such as a broken bone. Urgent care is different from emergency care. Emergency care is care that you seek for life-threatening conditions. Most managed care plans will require that you call your primary care physician before you seek urgent care.
See Emergency Medicine.
Medical care necessary to treat a sudden illness or injury that is not life or limb-threatening.
Urgent care is the delivery of ambulatory care in a facility dedicated to the delivery of unscheduled, walk-in care outside of a hospital emergency department. The initial urgent care centers opened in the 1970s. Since then this sector of the healthcare industry has rapidly expanded to an approximately 17,000 centers.