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Can I go to the Emergency Room?

When you have a serious health problem that could cause lasting injury or death, you can receive care at the emergency room (ER) and Medicaid will assist with payment.

Examples requiring ER care:

  • Severe bleeding
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Severe pain
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Broken bones
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of consciousness

If a medical problem arises that may not be an emergency and you are not sure what to do, call your PCP or on-call provider if it is after hours. If the PCP or on-call provider contacts the ER and refers you prior to a non-emergent service, Medicaid will assist with the payment of these services.

If you go to the ER for a non-referred, non-emergent service, you will be responsible for payment of these services.