Avon Urgent Care
(970) 949-6100 230 Chapel Square | Avon, CO 81620
Open 8am to 8pm - 7 days a week | Open Holidays
Trusted Medical Clinic, Walk-in, No Appointment Necessary
An urgent care visit is almost always more affordable than a visit to the Emergency Department.
Avon Urgent Care is an outpatient department of Vail Valley Medical Center, located just 10 minutes away from the hospital. Offering urgent health care provided by the Vail Valley Emergency Physicians Group and Emergency Services department, Avon Urgent Care includes a nine-bed treatment area and is equipped to manage most emergency medical situations.
- Staffed by board-certified physicians and critical care trained nurses
- On-site X-ray and teleradiology capabilities
- On-site lab services, such as urinalysis, quick strep, influenza, pregnancy, occult blood and glucose. Arrangements can be made to have other lab tests transported to the hospital lab for completion
- Wound, orthopaedic and respiratory care
- Occupational Health Services in coordination with the hospital's occupational health department
- Abrasions, bruises, scrapes and lacerations
- Ear, eye, nose and skin infections
- Minor burns
- Cough, cold, fever and flu symptoms
- Minor fractures
- Respiratory or urinary tract infections
- Sprains and strains
- Intestinal illness, including dehydration and more
Avon Urgent Care is a Hospital-Based Outpatient Department
Avon Urgent Care is an Urgent Care that is an outpatient department of Vail Valley Medical Center and as such is considered “Hospital-Based”. This means that Vail Valley Medical Center owns the space where Avon Urgent Care is located and employs the support personnel involved in patient care. When you visit the Avon Urgent Care, you are actually being seen in a Vail Valley Medical Center Outpatient Urgent Care Clinic.
How does the “Hospital-Based Outpatient Department” designation for Urgent Care Facilities affect my billing?
Patients who receive services at Avon Urgent Care will receive two charges for the visit on their statement: one charge for physician services (professional fee) and one charge for the costs of operating the clinic (facility fee or technical component). Depending on your particular insurance coverage, you may pay more for certain outpatient services.
Medicare Patients: Once Medicare has processed their portion of the charges, the balance will be submitted to a secondary payor. If there is a balance after the secondary insurance processes the claim, or if you do not have a secondary insurance, you will receive a bill for the remaining balance.
Other Healthcare Insurance Plans: Your insurance plan may require you to meet your annual deductible before it pays for healthcare services you receive in an outpatient hospital clinic. Your insurance company may also require you to pay a percentage of the bill, called co-insurance, rather than just an office copayment.
What type of questions should I ask my health insurance company?
We recommend that you review your insurance benefits or contact your insurance provider to determine your coverage and identify any out-of-pocket expenses you may incur. Ask your health insurance company if they pay differently for Hospital Based Urgent Care Facilities. If it does, ask what percentage of the charge is covered and what the co-pay and deductible amounts are for these types of Urgent Care.
For more information about Avon Urgent Care, please call (970) 949-6100.
Avon Urgent Care is an outpatient department of Vail Valley Medical Center.