Urgent Care vs. Doctor Visit Costs Without Insurance & When to Go to Each

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso12 Dec 2022
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Urgent care facilities and primary care physicians (PCPs) treat similar health conditions. If you are managing a chronic condition and can get an appointment with a primary care physician, that may be a good option for you. If you need care after hours, on the weekends, or cannot get an appointment with a doctor, you can seek care at urgent care facilities as well. 

The cost of seeking care at urgent care and a doctor's office will vary depending on your insurance. A membership with Mira can help you get treated at urgent care facilities for a copay of $99, access virtual care, and affordable lab testing. Members do not need to meet a deductible and can start using Mira benefits immediately, so sign up today.

Urgent Care vs. Doctor Care Visit Cost 

The average cost of urgent care without insurance ranges from $80 to $280 for a simple visit and $140 to $440 for a more advanced visit. The average cost for a doctor's visit ranges between $300 and $600 without insurance. However, this does not mean that urgent care will always be the cheaper option for seeking care. 

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Alyssa Corso

Alyssa is a Senior Marketing Associate & Content Writer at Mira. She is passionate about educating others on how to affordably access healthcare.

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