Urgent Care

Urgent care giversThis is care received from outside of your Medicare health plan’s service area, if you have an illness or injury that requires immediate attention but isn’t life threatening. The health plan must pay for the care if it is not safe for you to wait until you get home to get care from a plan doctor.

Craig broke his arm while he was on vacation and so he had to receive urgent care from outside of his plan’s service area. He was relieved to learn that they would still cover the cost since his injury required immediate attention.