Most insurance companies do cover urgent care center visits and we accept most of the major insurance plans. Please check with your medical insurance company about your coverage, referral need, and any associated costs. 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.


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.