The Cost of Care…Did You Know?

Did you know that, in some cases, going to the emergency room can cost more than 6 times as much as a visit to your primary care practitioner (PCP)?  As a Keystone First CHC Participant, you are not responsible to pay for services that are medically necessary and are covered by the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance program. However, it is important to be informed about the costs of care.

Regular appointments with your PCP will help you be as healthy as you can be. This will help you from having to go to an urgent care center (UCC) or an emergency room (ER). The chart below will give you an idea of what these health care visits cost.

Cost of care chart