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1 NURSELINE A Service of United Healthcare 1-800-846-4678 www.myuhc.com

2 Save time and money by choosing the right care My doctor, urgent care, or emergency room – WHERE SHOULD I GO? Did you know that the cost of treating common medical conditions such as sprains, flu, respiratory infections or earaches can be up to FIVE TIMES MORE if you go to the hospital emergency room? These are conditions that can be appropriately treated by your physician or at an urgent care center. Did you know that the cost of treating common medical conditions such as sprains, flu, respiratory infections or earaches can be up to FIVE TIMES MORE if you go to the hospital emergency room? These are conditions that can be appropriately treated by your physician or at an urgent care center.

3 When in doubt call NURSELINE to help you decide on what type of medical care you should seek and get answers to questions concerning illness and ailments.

4 NURSELINE services provide employees the ability to speak directly with an experienced registered nurse, ANYTIME – 24 hours, every day of the year. 1-800-846-4678

5 Call NURSELINE services for: Choosing appropriate medical careChoosing appropriate medical care Routine illnessRoutine illness Minor injuriesMinor injuries Chronic conditionsChronic conditions Recognizing symptomsRecognizing symptoms Mens, womens, and childrens healthMens, womens, and childrens health Medication safetyMedication safety Heart healthHeart health Working with your doctorWorking with your doctor

6 Choosing the right health setting for your illness or injury Primary Care PhysicianPrimary Care Physician Urgent Care CenterUrgent Care Center Emergency RoomEmergency Room

7 Primary Care Physician / Doctors Office When you or a loved one is hurt, you want the best care. Your doctor knows you and your health history. He or she can access your medical records. And, he or she can provide you follow-up care or refer you to specialists. If its not urgent, its usually best to go to your own doctors office. When you or a loved one is hurt, you want the best care. Your doctor knows you and your health history. He or she can access your medical records. And, he or she can provide you follow-up care or refer you to specialists. If its not urgent, its usually best to go to your own doctors office.

8 Urgent Care Centers / Walk In Clinics Sometimes, you may need care fast. But, your Primary Care Physician may be unavailable. You may want to try an urgent care center. They can treat many minor ailments. Chances are, you wont have to wait as long as at the ER. You may pay less too. Sometimes, you may need care fast. But, your Primary Care Physician may be unavailable. You may want to try an urgent care center. They can treat many minor ailments. Chances are, you wont have to wait as long as at the ER. You may pay less too.

9 Urgent Care / Walk In Clinics can help with: SprainsSprains StrainsStrains Minor broken bones (ex: finger)Minor broken bones (ex: finger) Minor infectionsMinor infections Small cutsSmall cuts Sore throatsSore throats RashesRashes

10 Emergency Rooms You may be tempted to go to the emergency room (ER). But, this may not be the best choice. At the ER, true emergencies are treated first. Other cases must wait – sometimes for hours. And, it may cost you more. You may be tempted to go to the emergency room (ER). But, this may not be the best choice. At the ER, true emergencies are treated first. Other cases must wait – sometimes for hours. And, it may cost you more.

11 Go to the ER for: Heavy bleedingHeavy bleeding Large open woundsLarge open wounds Sudden change in visionSudden change in vision Chest painChest pain Sudden weakness or trouble talkingSudden weakness or trouble talking Major burnsMajor burns Spinal injuriesSpinal injuries Severe head injurySevere head injury Difficulty breathingDifficulty breathing Major broken bonesMajor broken bones

12 How much will it cost??? $$$$$$$$$$ Nurseline FREENurseline FREE Call 1-800-846-4678 Nurseline is staffed by UnitedHealthcare and paid for by your employer Primary Care Physician/Family Doctor $87.00Primary Care Physician/Family Doctor $87.00 The average cost to visit your primary care physician is $87 Urgent Care Center/Walk In Clinic $141.00Urgent Care Center/Walk In Clinic $141.00 The average cost to visit your local Urgent Care clinic is $141, however the cost may vary by location. Emergency Room/ ER $596.00Emergency Room/ ER $596.00 The average cost for an Emergency Room visit is $596, however the cost may vary by location and illness.

13 Wise use of your benefits allows The Vermilion Parish School System to maintain affordable healthcare for all employees

14 BE SMART, BE SAFE, STAY HEALTHY! Vermilion Parish Schools Wellness Department 898-5772


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