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Southern California Hospital Offers Appointments for the Emergency Room for $15.00 for Non Emergency Visits-InQuickER

Posted Feb 15 2011 6:40pm

This could certainly be popular and something that might spread as to why wait at the ER room if you can reserve a spot.  If you are not seen within 15 minutes of your appointment time, then you get your $15.00 back. 

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The service is called InQuickER and it is done online.  You can’t schedule days in advance though as it is limited to 90 minutes to 2 hours ahead of an arrival time, still pretty good.  This is being done to cut down on over crowding at the ER room.

 

This is a service that is actually available for any hospital to sign up for and if you choose another location you can see the hospitals listed for each state.  I checked and found 2 other hospitals in my area that are doing it was well in Orange County.  I’ll have to remember this in case I ever need to make use of it.  BD 

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LAKEWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) -- Instead of showing up at the emergency room and risking a wait, why not make a reservation? Lakewood Regional Medical Center announced on Thursday that you can do just that.
Patients with non-emergency conditions can make an appointment for 90 minutes to 2 hours in advance using InQuickER, which can be accessed online at www.LakewoodER.com .
Non-emergency patients can wait up to 2 hours if they just showed up at an emergency room, according to hospital officials.
Those who use the online service will pay a $14.99 fee.

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