Emergency Care Examples
These are examples of diagnoses that are typically considered emergent. This list is not comprehensive or considered a replacement for a clinical examination, and may vary based on your specific symptoms and condition.
Insurance, billing & freestanding ED disclosures
If you are an urgent care patient, both you and your insurance carrier will receive an urgent care bill. Based on your insurance plan, you will be responsible for payment of any copay, co-insurance and/or deductibles. If you are an emergency patient, we will file a claim with your insurance carrier. Both you and your insurance carrier will receive an emergency room bill for the facility and for the emergency physician services. Based on your insurance plan, any copay, co-insurance and/or deductibles will apply for your patient portion due.
All patients will receive two bills:
- One from CommonSpirit Health
- One from the physician group, US Acute Care Solutions
Billing Questions and Payment Arrangements
- CommonSpirit Health Billing and Financial Services
- US Acute Care Solutions
What should I expect when I come to a CommonSpirit Health Emergency & Urgent Care Center?
After the physician evaluates you, you’ll be told if the recommended course of treatment and/or testing involves emergency or urgent care level of service. Generally, patients with minor conditions which could typically be treated in a physician’s office, receive urgent care services. Patients who require a higher level of care receive emergency services.
Are CommonSpirit Health Emergency & Urgent Care Centers licensed emergency rooms?
Yes. Our emergency and urgent care centers are licensed as non-provider based freestanding emergency centers and meet Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment licensure requirements. They are staffed by CommonSpirit Health-affiliated board-certified emergency physicians, emergency-trained nurses, radiologic technologists and other clinical specialists. Unlike other freestanding emergency rooms, we bill urgent care at urgent care prices (7 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily).
What type of care do CommonSpirit Health Emergency & Urgent Care Centers provide?
Our Emergency & Urgent Care centers are able to treat all urgent and emergency medical conditions including, but not limited to chest pain, respiratory issues, head, sports and orthopedic injuries, abdominal pain, dehydration, and lacerations. Also colds, flu, sprains, strains and bloody noses. Patients are seen in private exam rooms and every center has digital x-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, EKG and lab on site. The Meridian location also has an MRI available.