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You never know when you might get sick or injured. But, if it happens, you’ll
be glad your Quartz plan gives you access to top-notch care from the highest
quality providers.

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Accessing Care

Quartz wants you to receive the care you need when you need it. You may need different types of care depending on your situation. The video below will help you decide what type of provider is right for your situation. Below is a summary of how to access care depending on your needs:
Virtual VisitTelehealthPrimary CareUrgent CareEmergency Care
What is it?An on-demand appointment with a health care provider via your smartphone, tablet, or computerA scheduled appointment with your usual provider during clinic hours; not in person, either a video chat or phone callRegular, non-emergency care by appointment; face-to-face interaction with your provider in their clinic or officeIn-person, walk-in care at designated locations, usually with extended hours24/7 in-person care when help is needed right away to prevent an adverse health outcome
When is it open?24/7Normal clinic hoursNormal clinic hoursExtended hours24/7
What’s the cost?$$$$$$$$$$$$
When should I use it?For urgent, non-emergency symptoms, like:
• Cough
• Headaches
• Nausea
• Rashes
• Sore throat
• Sprains
For service outside of the clinic, including: 
• Routine visits
• Surgery follow-ups
• Mental health services
• Screenings
For in-clinic services, such as:
• Routine checkups
• Annual physicals
• Preventive screenings
• Vaccinations
• Non-urgent injuries and illness
For health issues or injuries that need prompt attention but are not serious enough for emergency, like:
• Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
• Sprains and strains
• Ear pain or infection
• Rashes and insect bites
• Sore or strep throat
For serious and/or life-threatening situations, such as:
• Chest pain or heart attack
• Numbness or weakness on one side or stroke symptoms
• Shortness of breath
• Major illness
• Traumatic injury
How do I get access?Set up an account ahead of time so you’re prepared to log in if you become sick or injured. Learn more on our Digital Tools page.Call your provider’s office to see if a telehealth visit is right for you. If so, they’ll schedule a time and give you connection instructions.Call your Primary Care Provider (PCP) or clinic to schedule ahead of time.Call your PCP or clinic first, day or night, to determine the best course of action. They will advise you if you should go to urgent care.Call 911, or go to the nearest hospital emergency department for immediate help.

If you are looking for a PCP at a UW Health clinic and need help selecting one, visit the UW Health Welcome Center, an individualized service available to help new members select a PCP and transition their care to UW Health. Otherwise, use Find a Doctor to browse providers in your network.

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