If you are faced with an emergency situation such as a fire, an accident that requires immediate medical attention, a crime in progress (robbery, prowler, fight, etc.) or other life threatening situations, call 911.
If the emergency is a medical condition involving uncontrolled bleeding, severe trauma including head injury, loss of consciousness, inability to breathe, or other LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS, the best place to receive care is a hospital Emergency Room (ER).
If you need to see a doctor right away but the situation is NOT life threatening, consider going to an Urgent or Immediate Care Center.
For both ER and Urgent Care visits, bring your insurance card. Also, note that you will be responsible for paying any part of the bill not covered by insurance.
It's recommended to program the name and location of your preferred urgent care and hospital ER in your phone so you are prepared in case of emergency. Also, prepare a list of your mediations, current conditions and allergies to bring with you.
For a list of Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care Centers that are part of the WPS Insurance network, see the “How to find a Tier 1 Provider/Facility” section on the WPS Health Insurance page of the CGE website.