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Sometimes it’s clear where to seek medical attention, such as when you’re having signs of a heart attack or stroke. At other times, it’s not so clear. Knowing where to go or who you can call can make a difference in cost and time, even when it’s not an emergency.
If you aren’t having an emergency, knowing where to go for medical care may save you on cost and time. You have choices for where you get non-emergency care — what we call SmartER CareSM options. Use these places instead of the emergency room (ER). Plus, when you visit in-network providers, you may pay less for care. It’s good to learn about your choices now, so you’re prepared the next time you need care.
Originally published 4/22/2015; Revised 2019
Hi gmcspadden1, Coverage can vary from plan to plan, so we'd need to check your plan's benefits. If you'd like to send us a private message our team can check on this for you. ~ Kayla
Does BC/BS cover mental health issues ?
Good point! Emergency rooms are not the only option.
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