If you have a health crisis after hours, THINK Insurance & Financial Services serving Pomona, CA has some helpful suggestions for how to deal with the matter.
It goes almost without saying if your condition is life threatening, for example, a heart attack, stroke, or severe trauma, you or someone close to you should call 911. EMTs are well trained to evaluate and stabilize you and get you to a trauma center with due speed.
For conditions that are not life threatening, many hospitals maintain urgent care centers that are not only cheaper but have quicker wait times. Nearly all are open seven days a week and until about 9 p.m. or so. Some of the conditions that an urgent care center will be able to treat include conditions like the flu, minor injuries, vomiting, diarrhea, a non-life threating allergic reaction, or a urinary tract infection.
You should check in advance what an urgent care center will treat when they are open, and whether they are in a hospital or other facility that is within your insurance network. Have someone else drive you to the urgent care center if at all possible.
While your health information, such as chronic conditions, medications you are taking, and allergies may be on a computer network, it is always prudent to carry that information with you.
If you are uncertain what to do if you have a health care crisis after hours, many medical practices have an on call physician, Give that person a call, and he or she will be able to tell you what you need to do.
For any questions about this or any other health care insurance relayed subject contact THINK Insurance & Financial Services serving Pomona, CA.