A medical emergency is a major problem that must be treated right away because –
- Serious jeopardy to a person's health or, to the health of an unborn child
- Serious impairment to a person's bodily functions
- Serious dysfunction of one or more of a person's body organs or parts
Some examples of emergencies include –
- Heart attack
- Sudden asthmatic attack
- Sudden and / or extensive bleeding
What to do in case of an emergency
- Go to the nearest hospital or call 911
- Show your Unity member ID card to the emergency room hospital staff
- Tell your PCP about your emergency care. Your PCP will set up any needed follow-up services
Copayment and other possible charges
If you visit an emergency room, you must pay the copayment amount shown in your Schedule of Benefits or Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC). To review this, go to MyChart.
You may be charged for tests and services, such as lab work and X-rays. Ambulance service may have a copayment. See your Schedule of Benefits / SBC or your Certificate of Coverage on MyChart.
Note: For My Choice members, the coverage for non-participating providers is limited to the Fee Schedule.
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