Know your care options before you go

Before you wait for hours in the emergency room (ER) and end up with a sizable bill, there might be options that save you money. In fact, you could save up to $1,500 by choosing an alternative.*

Freestanding ERs and neighborhood hospitals

Many people have been surprised by their bill after visiting a freestanding emergency room or neighborhood hospital. These types of facilities bill at ER rates (or higher) and can be $1,500 or more than an urgent care center.

Ask before you enter:

  • Is this an urgent care center or ER?
  • Is this facility a network provider?

If you live in Southern Nevada, these facilities** are currently NOT contracted with your health plan:

Dignity Health Neighborhood Hospitals:

  • Blue Diamond Campus: 4855 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139
  • North Las Vegas Campus: 1550 W. Craig Rd., North Las Vegas, NV 89032
  • Sahara Campus: 4980 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89146
  • West Flamingo Campus: 9892 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89147

Sunrise Health System/Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center:

  • ER at the Lakes: 3325 S. Ft. Apache, Las Vegas, NV 89117

The ER isn't your only option

When you need care, call your primary care provider (PCP) or family doctor first. Your PCP has easy access to your records, knows the bigger picture of your health, and may offer same-day appointments. If your PCP isn't available, it's important to know you still have other options.

Compare your choices

Comparing your options is the best way to get care that’s right for you and your budget. No appointment needed (unless you are seeing your PCP or specialist).

Care Options
For Needs or Symptoms, such as:

Symptom Checker
Online tool

  • Minor illnesses and injuries

24/7 Telephone Advice Nurse
Care advice from a registered nurse

  • Choosing where to get medical care
  • Minor illnesses or injuries
  • Medication interactions

24/7 Virtual Visits
Online doctor visits

  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Fever
  • Pinkeye
  • Sinus problems
$5 - $10

Convenient Care
Treatment that’s nearby

  • Routine and sports physicals
  • Minor illnesses/injuries
  • Skin rash
  • Flu shot
  • Earache
$10 - $20

Urgent Care
Care for non life-threatening but urgent needs

  • Ear infections
  • Colds and other respiratory problems including coughs and congestion
  • Sprains and strains
  • Most abdominal pain
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Most cuts, burns, fevers and back pain
$30 - $50

Emergency Room
Treatment of the sudden onset of life-threatening needs

  • Serious burns
  • Major trauma
  • Poisoning
  • Serious breathing difficulties
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Severe chest pain
  • Sudden paralysis
$150 - $1,500

If you have a life-threatening situation, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. But if it's not an emergency, comparing care options could help save you time, money and frustration.

If you have question about your benefits, call 1-800-777-1840, TTY 711.

* Average copays charged to see a Health Plan of Nevada provider and not tied to a specific condition or treatment. Actual payments may vary depending upon benefit coverage. The information and estimates provided are for general informational and illustrative purposes only and is not intended to be nor should be construed as medical advice or a substitute for your doctor’s care. You should consult with an appropriate health care professional to determine what may be right for you.

**This may not be a complete list.