Sick after hours? How to navigate your health care options

April 4, 2017

This story is the latest in a series on how to better navigate the health care system.

So you’re coming down with some sort of bug, and it’s Saturday afternoon – when your doctor’s office is closed.

If you want some medical help but don’t need a trip to the emergency room, there are options aplenty: You could try that urgent care center down the road. There’s the clinic in the back of the drug store. You could try one of the new online services that let you videoconference a doctor.  But what will you get from each of them? How do you decide where to go?  Read more