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What is my best option financially for seeing an urgent care doctor vs. Emergency room visit?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Depends
If your problem is likely to be not very deep seated, an urgent care facility can be less expensive, and quicker. If the problem is life or functionally threatening and you might need sophisticated radiology and laboratory studies with a strong possibility of hospital admission, than you should go to an er.

In brief: Depends
If your problem is likely to be not very deep seated, an urgent care facility can be less expensive, and quicker. If the problem is life or functionally threatening and you might need sophisticated radiology and laboratory studies with a strong possibility of hospital admission, than you should go to an er.
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