CVS MinuteClinics: Avoiding ER Costs

CVS MinuteClinics: Avoiding ER Costs

It is all too often people neglect a sign or symptom of illness in hopes of avoiding ER costs. Individuals may ignore a lingering headache, a muscle strain, flu-like symptoms or other ailments as they are not prepared to endure the astronomical cost of an ER visit. American Online Benefits Group has made the decision to seek healthcare an easy one. We have inducted a plan to assist in avoiding ER costs that includes six yearly visits to a CVS MinuteClinic for a $25 pre-payment with no surprise medical bills afterward.

Family nurse practitioners and physician assistants are certified to provide these services to adults and children:

• Diagnose and treat common illnesses, injuries, and skin conditions
• Administer vaccinations, screenings, and physicals
• Write prescriptions when medically appropriate
• Provide patient education and recommendations

CVS MinuteClinics specialize in providing the following healthcare interventions, assisting in avoiding ER costs:

• Minor Illnesses
• Minor Injuries
• Screenings & Monitoring
• Skin Conditions
• Travel Health
• Vaccinations & Injections
• Wellness & Physicals
• Women’s Services

Choosing a CVS MinuteClinic for your healthcare needs could be the best choice for you and your family. Most services listed on the CVS website range from $99- $139, and upwards of $240. These prices are significantly lower than if the care were rendered at a hospital emergency department. CVS is expanding its clinic stores nationwide, moving into Target locations as well. While balancing a hectic home and work schedule, CVS MinuteClinics are accessible by appointment to accommodate each individual, making scheduling, rescheduling or canceling an appointment easy with their online system.

There are numerous vaccinations available at CVS MinuteClinics as well as wellness visits. More important treatable conditions for avoiding ER costs are:

  • Scabies
  • Chicken Pox
  • Hepatitis B
  • IPV (polio)
  • Meningitis
  • Nausea, vomiting & diarrhea
  • Minor cuts, blisters & wounds
  • Sprains, strains & joint pain
  • Hepatitis A
  • Zika
  • Sinus Infections & Congestion
  • Pneumonia
  • Suture & staple removal
  • Urinary Tract & Bladder Infections

Hospitals base their emergency room cost on the severity of a condition. It has been said that convenience costs more, however, this is not the case with CVS MinuteClinic visits and our HD ExpressHealth 360 plan. We offer a quick, convenient and affordable way to receive medical care.

MinuteClinic is the first retail health care provider to receive accreditation (2006) and reaccreditation (2009, 2012 and 2015) from The Joint Commission. 

American Online Benefits Group offers HD ExpressHealth 360 providing members with a $25 pre-payment for services rendered at a CVS MinuteClinic. Please contact our agent or member services to receive more information at 214-389-9072.

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