*For emergencies, dial 911
If you have a serious medical problem, dial 911 or go to the hospital Emergency Room. This will cost at least $250 out of your pocket as your insurance doesn’t care the first $250 for Emergency room visits.
For specific questions about health insurance coverage, please contact your sponsor. For medical emergencies, dial 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. If you need medical attention, but it is not an emergency, we recommend contacting a walk-in clinic or local physician’s office. A few clinic options are listed below.
The U.S. health care system is probably quite different from what you are used to in your home country. Your insurance is provided through your sponsor, and you should contact your sponsor if you have any questions about insurance coverage.
Urgent Care Clinics
The quickest and most convenient way for you to get medical treatment for non-emergency situations is to go to a walk-in clinic or urgent care
center. Benefits of these facilities include:
- They are open on weekends and often in the evenings
- The wait is usually much shorter than an emergency room
- The cost is less than visiting an emergency room
- Appointments are encouraged by not required. You do need a relationship with the doctor to be seen and treated
- You may be asked to pay a reasonable fee at the time of service.
|Avera Spirit Lake Medical Center||712-336-2410|
|Milford Family Care||712-338-2461|
Emergency rooms and hospitals are for life-threatening situations. If you feel your life is in danger, go directly to the closest hospital for treatment
and contact your sponsor as soon as possible Ambulances are for medical emergencies only. If your life is not in danger, do not go to the emergency room. Make an appointment with a doctor. If you go to the emergency room for a non-emergency you will be charged more money.
You will be asked to pay $250 at the time of service.
Lakes Regional Healthcare 712-336-1230
When do you call 911?
If you have an emergency and need assistance from the police, fire department, or ambulance, dial 911. Do not call this number if it is not an emergency.
The following are examples of when to call 911:
- A fire
- A crime, especially if it is in progress
- A car crash, especially if someone is injured
- A medical emergency
The non-emergency phone number for the Okoboji Police Department is 712-336-5776.