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Does emergency care include pregnancy-related doctor visits?

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Sean Baskin
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Regarding insurance?

If you're asking about insurance coverage, most insurance plans have a separate coverage for pregnancy-related care as well as delivery and newborn baby care.
If you're asking about the ability of an emergency room to provide pregnancy-related care- then absolutely! emergency physicians are well trained in caring for pregnant patients, performing deliveries and caring for newborns!

In brief: Regarding insurance?

If you're asking about insurance coverage, most insurance plans have a separate coverage for pregnancy-related care as well as delivery and newborn baby care.
If you're asking about the ability of an emergency room to provide pregnancy-related care- then absolutely! emergency physicians are well trained in caring for pregnant patients, performing deliveries and caring for newborns!
Sean Baskin
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Dr. Danielle Reznicsek
Please bear in mind that the emergency room is there for any emergency pregnancy related issues, but not for routine prenatal care and routine ultrasounds.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If you are pregnant and have an acute emergency then you will be seen and treated however such visits will not replace prenatal care.

In brief: Yes

If you are pregnant and have an acute emergency then you will be seen and treated however such visits will not replace prenatal care.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Some may

Some pregnancy related problems may require emergency care.
Most routine prenatal care is important ant but would not be considered an emergency until care associated with the actual delivery.

In brief: Some may

Some pregnancy related problems may require emergency care.
Most routine prenatal care is important ant but would not be considered an emergency until care associated with the actual delivery.
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Usually

Often included, but you need to review your coverage plan documentation for specifics.
Should also have information # for your health plan (?Back of id card?) can also call the billing / pre-registration department of a local hospital and see if they can help.

In brief: Usually

Often included, but you need to review your coverage plan documentation for specifics.
Should also have information # for your health plan (?Back of id card?) can also call the billing / pre-registration department of a local hospital and see if they can help.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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