Pop quiz: You develop a rash. Who should you see for care?
It depends on how serious your rash is and when it occurs. Experts say if it’s not serious and you can wait, then you should make an appointment with your doctor. However, if the rash bothers you enough you can’t wait, a walk-in clinic is a reasonable option. A less expensive, usually quicker option would be to call your telehealth provider. If your rash is causing you extreme discomfort, urgent care would be a good choice. But if you have both a rash and a fever or trouble swallowing, you should go to the emergency room at a hospital.
As you can see, the answer for any situation depends on the level of care you need. Not all facilities have the same type of medical equipment and provider expertise.
This handy cheat sheet was compiled from sources across the Internet. While not comprehensive, it will give you an idea of where to go the next time you are sick or injured.
Founded in 1970, Allied is one of the nation's oldest and most experienced third-party administrators. As the small group benefit experts, Allied works with small business employers to provide unique and affordable group health benefits.
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Allied National is a 90 Degree Benefits Company, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. Founded in 1970, Allied National is one of the nation's oldest and most experienced third-party administrators. We're the small group benefit experts working to provide unique and affordable group health benefits to small business employers.