When doctors and facilities are contracted with Samera Health, it means they’ve agreed to provide services at a discount. So, when you choose their services, your costs will be lower. Providers who are not in your health plan network could charge more. That means their services could cost you more or may not be covered at all.
When you need to go to the doctor, choosing the right level of care can help you save — and may help ensure you’ll get the quality care you need. You might wonder why. It’s because some locations may charge more for the same services. When your doctor recommends a test or procedure, you may pay less when you visit one clinic type over another.
How to choose quality care that may help you save
- Know your care options. When seeing your regular doctor is not possible, reviewing your choices before you get care may help you avoid unexpected costs. For example, for non-emergency care, you could consider going to an urgent care center, convenience care clinic or set up an online doctor visit. When you know your care options, it may help you save both time and money compared to an ER visit.
- Try a virtual visit. With a virtual visit — or telehealth services — you can talk with a doctor online using your mobile device or computer. Virtual Visits are urgent care visits that are available anytime, day or night, and covered by most health plans.