Urgent and After-Hours Care

After Hours Care

Call your doctor’s office

You can call your doctor at any time of the day, including evenings and weekends. Your doctor — or the doctor on-call — may provide you with home care remedies, offer a virtual visit via telehealth tools (if available) or find it necessary for you to seek care at the emergency room or your medical group’s contracted urgent care center.

Call Nurse24

If you have a medical concern and are not sure what to do, you can call our nurse advice line at 877.793.3655. Nurse24SM is available 24/7 so you can call any time of the day or night.

Be prepared

Know the contact information and location of the closest emergency room, your medical group’s contracted urgent care center(s), poison control and closest friend/relative.

Urgent and Emergency Care

WHA covers you for Urgent Care and Emergency Care services wherever you are in the world. Please note that emergency room visits are not covered for non-Emergency situations.

Urgent Care

If an Urgent Care situation arises while you are in WHA's Service Area, call your PCP. You can call your doctor at any time of the day, including evenings and weekends. Explain your condition to your PCP or the physician on call and he/she will direct your care. In the event you are not able to reach your PCP, you should go to an Urgent Care facility affiliated with your medical group. You may also check for telehealth and virtual visit options by visiting our virtual visit resources page.

You can use WHA's online Provider Directory to find an urgent care facility that is affiliated with your PCP's medical group.

Emergency Care

If an Emergency situation arises whether you are in WHA's Service Area or outside of the Service Area, call "911" immediately or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room. If you are hospitalized at a non-participating facility because of an emergency, WHA must be notified within twenty-four (24) hours or as soon as possible. If you are unable to make the call, have someone else make it for you, such as a family member, friend, or hospital staff member.

Follow-up care

Follow-up care after an emergency room visit is not considered an Emergency situation. If you receive Emergency treatment from an emergency room physician or non-participating provider and you return for follow-up care (for example, removal of stitches or redressing a wound), you will be responsible for the cost of the service. Contact your PCP for all follow-up care. If your health problem requires a specialist, your PCP will refer you to an appropriate Participating Provider, as needed.

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