What is urgent aid?
Urgent aid is an extension of the emergency department at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey that provides immediate care for patents whose condition or injury requires fast, efficient and quality lower-level emergency services. Urgent aid centers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When should I use urgent aid?
Urgent aid is designed to treat patients with non-life threatening illness or injury. Our staff is trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions and injuries, and always strive to deliver high-quality care for the every member of the family, from newborns through older adults.
Common conditions we treat include:
- Sprains and bruises
- Broken bones
- Respiratory infections and bronchitis
- Eye injuries (scratches, swelling, pink eye)
- Flu symptoms
- Sore throats
- Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Ear infections/ache
- Minor burn injuries
What are the benefits of urgent aid?
Ingalls urgent aid works hand-in-hand with our emergency department at Ingalls Memorial, which ensures that we can provide expert care for any emergent medical issue.
If your condition is more serious and requires a higher level of emergency care, our staff is trained in advanced life support and can provide stabilizing care. We also have a dedicated transfer system that can take you to another facility to receive the appropriate care your condition requires.
What is the cost of urgent aid?
The cost of urgent aid is the same as the charges at the emergency department of Ingalls Memorial, for the same level of care. The co-pay for emergency services under your insurance plan will apply to your urgent aid visit, which may be higher than the co-pay for services provided by urgent or immediate care centers that are not part of a hospital’s emergency department.
If you have no insurance coverage for your care here, you will be billed for the full amount. However, you may be eligible for financial assistance under the terms and conditions of Ingalls for qualified patients. Please check with your insurance provider for more information regarding your coverage.