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The name says it all! Just walk right in to get help with minor illnesses like strep throat, ear or eye infections. No appointment is needed. You can find these health center clinics at local drug stores and supermarkets like CVS/pharmacy®, Walgreens and RiteAid. Learn More about walk-in clinics
There are over 600 Aetna contracted walk-in clinics nationally, all found on DocFind® located at www.aetna.com. And did we mention that many of these clinics are open 7 days a week and offer extended hours?
These locations are staffed by nurse practitioners or physician assistants supervised by physicians. For a prompt, convenient, affordable health care service, visit a walk-in clinic near you.
For a listing of Medicare participating walk-in clinics click here.
Urgent care centers
If you need care that’s more than minor, like fractures, sprains or other urgent injuries, urgent care centers also offer an economical alternative to ER visits. Of course, if you have chest pain, trouble breathing, bad bleeding or other symptoms that you believe may put your life at risk you should go to the emergency room. But not every health need is a medical emergency.
To find either an urgent care center near you, visit http://www.aetna.com/docfind/home.do and search under Urgent Care Centers.
Please note that physician’s staff urgent care centers.
Learn more about urgent care centers
See the per-visit cost comparisons in the chart below for an example:
|Urgent Care Service||Average ER Cost*||Average Urgent Care Cost*|
|Sprains||$550 - $750||$110 - $150|
|Influenza||$550 - $750||$110 - $150|
|Minor Lacerations||$550 - $750||$110 - $150|
|Headaches – Migraines and Tension||$550 - $750||$110 - $150|
*Average Urgent Care and Emergency Room Pricing. Aetna Strategic Contract Manager 9/08.