The average total cost of a visit to the ER in 2010 was appx $1,300, while the average total cost of a visit to an urgent care facility, physician�s office, and convenience care clinic was $175, $105, and $73, respectively. Medical treatment in the USA is NOT CHEAP!
In the US, Urgent Care Centres (UCRs) can treat many serious health conditions that travellers might commonly attend the ER of a hospital to treat. There are over 8,700 UCRs in the US, most of which accept travel insurance, do not require an appointment, and are considerably less expensive than an ER. Patients will be in and out much more quickly than the hours spent in n ER.
Another option for travellers who need healthcare services might be a retail health clinic � also commonly known as a convenient care clinic � a care facility traditionally located in a shopping mall, pharmacy, or other retail setting.