Prestige ER is now Accepting Medicare Patients Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the healthcare system to its limits. Hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients; this increases the wait times of hospital emergency departments and can potentially compromise the quality of care offered at these facilities.
One of the most vulnerable segments of this pandemic are seniors over 65. If you are over 65, chances are you rely upon Medicare to help cover your healthcare needs. This means that in the event of a medical emergency, you had to visit a hospital ER to receive treatment.
Hospital emergency departments are often overcrowded, which significantly increases the wait time to see a doctor. The wait times and the anxiety of potential exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 illness, means many patients are choosing not to get medical help.
As a means to address the potential risks for patients over 65 and to help lower the burden shouldered by hospital ER’s due to COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) issued critical guidance allowing licensed independent freestanding emergency departments (IFEDs) to provide care to Medicare and Medicaid patients temporarily.
Prestige ER is now Accepting Medicare Patients
As of July 1st, Prestige ER is happily accepting Medicare recipient patients in our community.
Advantages of Visiting Prestige ER Over Overcrowded Hospital Emergency Departments
When you first walk through our doors, you will immediately notice a difference in care. Our priority has always been your wellbeing and satisfaction, and we work hard to provide the best emergency care in the area.
Perhaps the most notable difference between receiving care at a hospital ER and our facility is the wait times.
At Prestige ER, we pride ourselves in guaranteeing minimal wait times between the moment you arrive and the time a doctor sees you.
Additionally, we provide you with online resources for you to check-in ahead of time. This way, when you arrive at our facility, our medical personnel will be waiting for you at the door.
You can find our simple, short check-in form on our site at https://prestigeer.org/
You can also expect to go home faster when you receive treatment at our ER. Thanks to our reduced wait times, you will receive treatment more quickly, which means less time in the ER and more time in the comfort of your home recuperating.
Free Medical Screenings
Our doctors will screen anyone visiting our ER at no cost. After the evaluation and based on symptoms, our physicians will come to a medical decision on whether the patient needs additional tests.
As a patient, you always have the right to agree or refuse further treatment at our facility.
Patients with underlying conditions have a higher risk of infection and developing complications from COVID-19. For this reason, many Medicare patients are fearful of going to overcrowded emergency rooms for treatment of sudden or worsening symptoms from their conditions.
At Prestige ER, we provide ample space for patients to safely social distance. Additionally, we offer safe, private rooms for our patients to be evaluated and treated.
Our Facility is Safe And Follows Strict Sanitary Protocols
All personnel, patients, and visitors are required to follow strict sanitary protocols to ensure everyone’s safety.
We adhere to all health and safety guidelines established by local and federal agencies. Our staff continuously cleans and disinfects all areas of our Emergency Room, including high touch surfaces and common areas.
Prestige ER offers first-class emergency care without the long wait times or overcrowding hassles of other emergency rooms, making us the top choice for emergency medical services for patients of all ages.
Our facility is open 24/7 every day of the year, call us or just walk-in; we will always be here for you when you need us.
Now More Than Ever: Take Good Care of Your Health!
At Prestige ER, we respect each and every healthcare worker for their courage and unbreakable spirits in the fight against COVID-19. However, during these times, many have been avoiding getting medical care in fear of exposing themselves to possible contamination in a crowded hospital.
Remember that you have options! At Prestige ER, we are safe and open 24/7 including holidays. We follow all health and safety guidelines established by local and federal agencies. You will be greeted by the front desk as soon as you walk-in and you not be in contact with any other patient. All staff uses PPE in order to safeguard themselves and their patients. We offer free medical screening, private rooms, and specialized ER trained physicians, nurses, and radiologic techs.
We are currently offering testing for COVID-19 and due to the pandemic accepting Medicare.
If you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency, do not risk your or their life! Come to the Safe, Fast ER in Plano, Texas Open 24/7/360 days of the year.
Prestige ER is here every step of the way, our doors remain open every day, if you have symptoms related to COVID-19 don’t hesitate to Contact Us. You can use our Online Check-in or give us a Call.