Freestanding Emergency Rooms: A quick alternative to the hospital, or an expensive way to be treated?
If you’re unlucky enough to need care in the middle of the night, on the weekend, or far away from your regular doctor, a hospital emergency room might seem like your best option. Now, at least in Texas, another choice might be what is called a “freestanding emergency room,” or FSER. These are emergency departments that are physically separate from hospitals.
The busy holiday season brings cheer, joy and, unfortunately, a greater possibility of illness and accident. In a time when the emergency room is overly crowded with holiday fiascos, it’s important to know when a household first aid kit can suffice.