What You Need to Know Before Going to the Hospital

When you or a loved one need medical care at a hospital, the situation is stressful enough without having to worry about what bills might pop up later. In this short video, I go over the difference between going to the ER and being admitted to the hospital, whether Medicare covers hospital stays, and how health insurance treats ER visits vs. hospital admissions. Watch this video now so you’ll be prepared to ask the right questions if you find yourself a loved one in the hospital.


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Should You Go to the Emergency Room?

Sometimes it’s easy to know that you need an emergency room (ER). Heart attacks or major accidents, for example, usually warrant a trip to the ER. But what if you are sick or injured? How do you know if you should go to the ER?

In this short video, I talk about what to consider if you are unsure of whether or not you need an emergency room. Watch it now—before an emergency arises—so you’ll be prepared if something does happen.

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Emergency Room or Wait?

How to decide

Sport and fitness injury - Female runner with hurting knee. RunnSomething has happened. Perhaps a loved one fell ill suddenly or just plain fell and got injured. Should you rush to the emergency room? Should you wait until your doctor’s office is open in the morning? 

If you rush to the emergency room, but it turns out to have been something that could wait, you might be out a lot of money in unnecessary medical bills. But if you wait until morning, the issue might become more serious.

How do you know whether to go to the emergency room or to your doctor during regular office hours? This video will help you decide.