Taking an active role in your health care is the best way to ensure that you receive great care at lower costs. Here, we'll help you identify important questions to ask yourself—and your doctor. Such as, "Should I have a test to diagnose a health problem?" "Should I have surgery or take medication to treat a problem?"; "When is it an emergency?" "Should I see a specialist?" and more.
Emergency rooms are for life-threatening situations that demand immediate treatment. Fortunately, most health problems are not emergencies. You can save time—and often, money—by using one of the many urgent care clinics available to you through your health plan. Here, you'll learn tips to help you prepare for and prevent medical emergencies, as well as the types of injuries and illnesses that are appropriate for urgent care, and which require a trip to the ER.
With the costs of medication skyrocketing, it's important to be on the lookout for ways to get the best value for your health care dollar. In this section, you'll learn simple but effective strategies to help lower your prescription drug costs, from making healthy lifestyle changes and choosing generic alternatives to smart tips for shopping around.