Doctor Decision Guide

Where to Go for Medical Care

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Doctor Decision Guide

Where to Go for Medical Care

Feeling Sick?

Have questions or not sure what to do?

Call our Nurse Advice Line at no cost.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1.888.332.2730
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Our nurses can tell you what you can do at home or which of these options to go to for care.

Primary Care Doctor

Some Reasons to Visit:

  • Common illnesses like cough, fever, and sore throat
  • Annual wellness checkup
  • Lingering health problem that has lasted more than two weeks
  • Routine visits for ongoing illnesses like diabetes

Wait Time:

  • Short
  • Schedule an appointment but may be seen same day

Cost:

  • Low Cost

Urgent Care Center

Some Reasons to Visit:

  • Stitches
  • Broken Bones
  • Flu or Sinus Infection

Wait Time:

  • Short-to-medium
  • Usually do not need an appointment 

Cost:

  • Moderate Cost

Emergency Room

Some Reasons to Visit:

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Severe head or eye injuries
  • Wound that will not stop bleeding

Wait Time:

  • Expect a long wait unless the hospital staff deterines it is an emergency

Cost:

  • High Cost

Why Choose Community?

As a local nonprofit health plan, Community Health Choice gives you plenty of reasons to join our Community. From the benefits and special programs we offer to the way our Member Services team helps you make the most of them, Community is always working life forward for you and your family.

“I always tell people to choose Community Health Choice. I tell them it’s the best health insurance they will ever be with.”

– Chandolyn
Member of Community Health Choice