Make the Smart Choice

Know Where To Go

Using in-network providers usually means lower costs and less paperwork for you. Find an in-network doctor through your online member account at  myNebraskaBlue.com under Tools & Resources.

Graph comparing telehealth, offic visit, urgent care, and emergency room cost

Here, you can also compare costs for services between doctors or facilities. Costs can vary greatly depending where you go – even within your plan's provider network. Explore your options to get the best care for you.

The tools at myNebraskablue.com makes it easy to choose the right kind of care and save. Simply sign in, select My Benefits from the main menu and quickly access your out-of-pocket cost or copay information.


Know Your ER Alternatives Before You Need Them

Use the chart to guide you based on your symptoms or condition.

If you experience... Telehealth Your Physician's Office Retail Health Clinic Urgent Care Center Emergency Room
Animal bites




Back pain




Bumps, cuts, scrapes




Burning with urination




Coughs, sore throat




Ear or sinus pain




Eye swelling, irritation, redness or pain




Mild asthma




Minor allergic reactions




Minor fevers, colds




Minor headaches




Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea




Possible broken bones




Rashes, minor burns




Sprains, strains




Stitches




Vaccinations




X-rays




Any life-threatening or disabling condition




Chest pain, numbness in face, arm or leg; difficulty speaking




Coughing up or vomiting blood




Cut or wound that won't stop bleeding




High fever with stiff neck, mental confusion or difficulty breathing




Major injuries




Severe shortness of breath




Sudden or unexplained loss of consciousness




Who usually provides care?

Choice of trusted, U.S.
board-certified doctors

Primary care doctor Physician assistant
or nurse practitioner
Internal medicine, family practice,
pediatric or ER doctors
ER doctors
and nurses
Typical Cost $ $$ $$ $$$ $$$$$

This chart is only a guide and should not be relied upon when deciding where to receive health care treatment. Please consult the appropriate medical care provider for advice.

Telehealth and each medical center or clinic may have different services available. Be sure to ask about your plan's network before receiving services.