Understanding your insurance
What you can expect
What is First Choice Emergency Room?
First Choice Emergency Room is a freestanding emergency medical care facility. We function just like a hospital based emergency room. Our facility is staffed 24/7 with board-certified physicians, ER trained registered nurses and includes an on-site lab and a full radiology suite with CT, digital x-ray, and ultrasound.
How much will this cost?
First Choice ER charges rates comparable to hospital emergency rooms including a facility fee. Most health insurance plans require a copay, deductible, and co-insurance for an emergency room visit. We will accept an initial payment at the time of service, and then claims will be submitted to your insurance carrier to be applied towards your emergency department benefits.
Are you in-network with my insurance company?
Austin/San Antonio: First Choice ER or the physicians treating you may not participate in your health benefit plan's provider network. What that means is First Choice ER will work with your insurance company to process your claims under your plan's in-network benefits. First Choice ER does have a contract with BCBS of Texas.
Houston: First Choice ER or the physicians treating you do not participate in your health benefit plan's provider network. What that means is First Choice ER will work with your insurance company to process your claims under your plan's in-network benefit.
Will I receive bills from any other physicians or labs?
Your insurance will receive two claims, one from the ER physician examining you, and one from the facility. If you have an ultrasound, X-ray or CT scan performed, an additional claim will be filed from the radiologist who read your image.