My health insurance just upped patient obligation for urgent care service from 30 to 75 dollars. Unless acetaminophen can't make whatever ails bearable, health care is outside my budget. ...Even Ben Casey wasn't worth 75 bucks.
UMMC to open urgent care facility in Batavia on July 2
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on June 14, 2012 - 12:56pm
United Memorial Medical Center is pleased to announce that Urgent Care Services will open at the Jerome Center located at 16 Bank St., Batavia on July 2. Urgent Care will be co-located with Laboratory and Medical Imaging Services.
Urgent Care services are a cost effective and convenient way for patients to receive quality medical care when their primary care physician is unavailable and they do not want to spend time waiting in an emergency room to be treated for a non-life-threatening injury or illness. Co-payments for urgent care are typically less than emergency room co-pays.
UMMC’s Urgent Care Center in Batavia will be well equipped to treat a variety of ailments, including sprains and fractures; cuts and lacerations, animal and insect bites and stings, cold and influenza symptoms; ear infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, urinary tract infections, asthma, sore throats/strep and mono and influenza vaccines.
Urgent Care at the Jerome Center will be supported by United Memorial’s state-of-the-art medical imaging services, the most advanced in Genesee County. The Jerome Center is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Batavia. It offers handicap accessibility, convenient parking, a gift shop and refreshment kiosk.
In July 2010, United Memorial opened Genesee County’s first Urgent Care Center at 3 Tountas Ave., Le Roy. There were more than 5,000 patient visits to the Urgent Care Center in Le Roy during 2011. This volume had no noticeable impact on the number of emergency room patients treated at United Memorial during the same time period.
Both Urgent Care centers will operate from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.
I don't know CM, maybe you can just chalk it up to paying for the common good. Insurance rates are climbing in large part to insurance companies are being mandated to cover a wide range of things that they weren't before, it all has to be paid for somehow.
Remember "...But I am not so inclined to pursue it. I am willing to pay for the common good. Hopefully, the one-per-centers will someday follow my example."
Glad to hear it! Less travel time it is here in batavia. Nice option. People should use their health care. Instead of not using it because of the copay. They are already spending the big dollar but are concerned about the smaller copay. use it your paying for it.
Cost effective? For who? I went to the Urgent Care Center in Leroy, I think it was March of '11, and I'm still getting bills.
They have to mean cost effective for "them".
Which urgent care did you go to in LeRoy? ...UMMC's or Lakeside's? Lakeside Hospital (based in Brockport) is superior based upon my experience.