You do not need to be a patient of Emerson and your physician does not need to be affiliated with Emerson Hospital to be seen at our centers. Emerson Urgent Care accepts most health insurance plans. Please note, your insurance will be billed as a specialist office visit, and not an urgent care office visit. Most insurance companies do cover these visits, however, coverage can vary depending on your plan and a referral may be necessary. Most HMO insurance plans will require a referral from your primary care physician. Please check with your insurance provider about coverage.
Do I need a referral for my urgent care visit?
Some insurance companies require you to get a referral from your primary care physician before you go to an urgent care center. We recommend you check with your insurance prior to being seen by Emerson Urgent Care. Depending on your insurance health plan, if a referral is required and you don’t request one from your primary care physician, then you could be responsible for all of the costs associated with your visit. Generally, the overall cost of visiting an urgent care facility is going to vary depending on the condition being treated.
Please ask our staff if you have questions about the referral process.
Urgent Care is not an emergency room.
If you are experiencing severe chest pain, severe abdominal pain, have sustained multiple injuries, or are unsure if your condition is serious, life threatening, or feel it may be worsening, then go directly to the nearest hospital or call 911.