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There are different levels of healthcare. The following chart is designed to help you find out which level you need. If you're ever in a non-crisis health situation, (i.e. nausea, fever, dizzy) call or see your doctor first.
Your doctor will tell you if you need to be treated at a higher level of healthcare.
If you decide to go to Urgent Care, don't forget to bring your medicaid card and ID.
If you decide to go to the ER, don't forget to bring your medicaid card and ID.
Self-treatment (medicine, rest)
Call the doctor’s office
Go to urgent care
Go to the ER
Transportation is available through Medicaid*, and is preferred over taking an ambulance, unless it is a true emergency. Ambulance rides can cost thousands of dollars, which will heavily add cost to your ER bill.
Most hospitals require you to leave with another person, so it is best to come with a friend.
*Note that you have to call the hotline to schedule your ride a week before your appointment.
Medicaid Transportation Hotline
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call the toll free number on your Medicaid card
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