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the Cost of Emergency Room Visits for Illness

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$ 125
Jun 2007
Oakland, CA
vomiting and shaking
HMO Emergency Room Visit  more... close row
$ 29
Feb 2008
Houston, TX
high blood pressure
Never treated for high blood pressure  more... close row
$ 598
Sep 2007
Everett, WA
Musculoskeletal Chest Pain
Pain in chest with pre-existing heart condition  more... close row
$ 19
Sep 2007
Seattle, WA
Local Health Cooperative Emergency Room Visit  more... close row

Description of service

I went to the emergency room of a local cooperative HMO that has a reciprocity agreement with my health care provider in Southern California.

I was seen for free (a better price than my hospital at home), and my meds were $19.

Review of Service

The service was amazing. It was by far the best hospital experience I've ever had. The building was pleasant--no icky hospital smells or starkness. I waited less than 30 minutes on a weekend. Both the triage nurse and the MD were knowledgeable, friendly, and very very good at patient care.


Knowing what your options are when you need healthcare away from home is really important. Before you leave on a trip, make sure you (and your companions) know what procedure to follow, if you need medical attention away from your regular provider.

$ 3755
Apr 2008
Ashland, Ky
kidney infection
Bad kidney infection  more... close row
$ 440
Jun 2008
Loma Linda, CA
Cat bite on wrist
Infection from cat bite  more... close row
$ 100
Apr 2008
Columbus, Ohio
Stomach Flu
Long wait for stomach flu treatment  more... close row
$ 100
Apr 2008
Ashland, KY
Pain all over, Fainting
Kidney infection sent wife to the emergency room  more... close row
$ 1083
Feb 2008
Highlands, NC
Withdrawal from pain medication
Withdrawal from pain medication  more... close row
$ 1000
May 2008
Akron OH
Stomach pain
Emergency room visists expensive but necessary  more... close row
$ 721
Nov 2007
Blue Ridge, Ga
105 temperature
Emergency room visit for son with 105 fever  more... close row
$ 275
Dec 2007
Pine Bluff, AR
swollen cheek, looked like mumps
Did not get to see a doctor at the emergency room  more... close row