Emergency Rooms Only. No hospital required!

In a great USA Today article I read today, it discusses a trend where more and more stand alone ER’s were being made available in Texas without the addition of the entire hospital. The needs of communities for after hours assistance have increased and there were more than six ER’s in the Houston area.

The article goes on to say that the faster care offered at these stand alone ER locations, are coming up in a few states, such as Texas, Florida and North Carolina. The focused care though is available at a higher cost. It’s all about location for these stand-alone ERs, as they are sometimes near a shopping center and focus on consumers with their own private insurance and bill their patients like regular emergency rooms.

The prices at these stand alone ERs, are generating concerns of higher insurance premiums if they continue to grow in popularity.


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