LEARN ABOUT US: What Freestanding Emergency Rooms Have to Offer
More and more patients are choosing Freestanding Emergency Rooms for their emergency health care needs for the many benefits they offer.
At Clear Choice ER, you will always find:
- Quality: Clear Choice ER is licensed, closely regulated, fully equipped for all medical emergencies and required to have an emergency-trained physician on-duty at all times.
- Convenience: Clear Choice ER provides immediate care and convenience. Wait times are noticeably shorter than hospital ERs, and unlike urgent-care facilities, Clear Choice ER is remains open 24/7, 365 days a year, to provide all levels of care.
- Cost: Clear Choice ER charges equal to or less than hospital ERs for emergency care that often exceeds the hospital ER standard.
- Satisfaction: Most Freestanding ERs receive very high satisfaction scores from those they serve–patients, physicians and staff.
What to look for?
The easiest way to distinguish a Freestanding Emergency Room from an urgent care/walk-in clinic is to look for the signage. Freestanding ERs can legally advertise for treating medical emergencies, with most using the standard red cross emergency symbol, or displaying words like “emergency” and “ER”. This signage should be visible in several areas, including the exterior walls, entrance, front desk, waiting rooms and inside patient rooms.
Additionally, every Freestanding ER facility requires full disclosure that patients are at an emergency room, and as such, will be billed accordingly. This includes covering the costs associated with state of the art medical equipment and ER-trained physicians 24/7, just like a hospital ER.
Clear Choice ER
For true medical emergencies that require immediate attention, Clear Choice ER is the best choice for patients. Unlike urgent care facilities, Clear Choice ER is staffed 24/7 with emergency-trained physicians, and equipped to treat high-acuity patients. The following life-threatening illnesses and injuries would warrant a trip to Clear Choice ER:
- Heart attack or stroke
- Open fractures
- Severe bleeding
- Severe burns
- Chest pain
- Head injury or other major trauma
- One-sided weakness or numbness
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe abdominal pain