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3 Tips For Picking The Right Hawaii Urgent Care Center

3 Tips For Picking The Right Hawaii Urgent Care Center

When traveling in Hawaii, it’s very common to find yourself with an unforeseen injury such as a jellyfish sting, coral scrap, sunburn or even the common cold. Picking the right urgent care center can not only help you get the care you need, it can help you save your vacation. Here are 3 tips on picking the right Hawaii urgent care center.

  1. Finding The Right Match

Finding the right place for your medical needs is much like finding the right primary care doctor. Feeling comfortable with your physician is a critical step in choosing the right Hawaii Urgent Care Center. Before you walk in the door, call and ask if you can speak to an available physician. Ask him or her questions about how they handle medical conditions, i.e. do they have a more traditional approach, or do they prefer alternative treatment options? Once you feel comfortable with their style of care, you’ll feel more confident that you’re choosing the right medical provider.  Our doctors do not take phone calls please remove this statement 

  1. Accessibility

Hawaii has many remote areas that are popular vacation destinations but far from the commercial hubs where urgent care centers are located. In many instances finding a local Hawaii urgent care option that offers telemedicine visits is the best option for accessible medical care. Having the ability to see your physician from your computer, tablet, or mobile device can save you time and help you quickly decide whether you need to make a trip into an urgent care center or hospital.

  1. Affordability

While searching for the right urgent care center in Hawaii it’s important to ask about payment and coverage options. Many Hawaii care centers offer only local insurance coverage which can result in a higher out –of-pocket cost for visitors. Calling and asking about coverage before you show up can save you time and money. No insurance? Don’t worry, most urgent care centers offer a rate for people without insurance — but you’ll want to know up front what those costs are so you can make the most informed healthcare decision.  Please remove the statement about calling we cannot answer coverage questions over the phone.  You can state what insurances we accept here however we do not know the details regarding copays, coinsurance, deductible and cost shares until they are registered and we run eligibility.

 

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