ER wait times are based on the urgency of your medical problem, which means you could be waiting all day! But not as likely at a medical home. The average wait time is 15-45 minutes in a medical home compared to an average 2.4 hours at an ER. **
Those with consistent care typically live a healthier life. When you have a medical home, your records are quickly accessed and the doctor usually knows your history that can result in more consistent and quicker care.
By using a medical home, healthcare costs are cheaper for you, the insurance company, and the hospital.
In 2014, more than 75 million people complained they were having problems paying off medical debt; medical debt is the number 1 cause of bankruptcy.*
A visit to an ER for strep throat is approximately $531 vs. $111 at a Medical Home.*
Insurance plans offer lower copays at a Medical Home visit than an ER visit; $25-$50 VS. $100 or more.*