Insurance terms

Welcome to our terminology page! Here, you'll find a comprehensive list of key terms and definitions relevant to the health insurance space.
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Emergency Room

Both urgent care and emergency rooms provide medical care, but they serve different levels of urgency. The emergency room is for life-threatening emergencies that require immediate medical attention, such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe bleeding, broken bones, head injuries, seizures, and poisoning. It provides a wider range of services than urgent care, including CT scans, MRIs, surgery, and intensive care, but has longer wait times and higher costs. The emergency room is open 24/7.