SAMI-Aid Blog

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Retail clinics and telemedicine visits may be affordable alternatives to urgent care. SAMI-Aid helps you access and compare prices on both.

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Using SAMI-Aid's Provider & Price Search to compare urgent care prices in advance can help you know which clinic to visit when you need to.

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For those experiencing financial hardship, community health centers can be a godsend. Providing free or low-cost care to low-income individuals, there are hundreds of these clinics within the San Francisco Bay Area.

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If you're considering medical tourism, SAMI-Aid's Medical Tourism Wizard is a great place to start your journey, to be informed and prepared.

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From telemedicine to budgeting to lifestyle adjustments, you can take proactive steps to save money on healthcare. A SAMI-Aid membership can help.

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What are electronic medical records (EMRs) and what are your rights when it comes to accessing and sharing them? SAMI-Aid can help!

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Urgent care is a relatively recent phenomenon, but telehealth is even more recent. Through SAMI-Aid, urgent care costs less than $60 per visit.

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SAMI-Aid's Provider & Price Search tool allows you to easily compare prices on diagnostic labs and blood tests from Quest or LabCorp.

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It's always expensive to raise a child, but it doesn't need to be a lot more expensive to raise a healthy child. It all comes down to prioritization.

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Walking has tremendous health benefits and causes far less pollution than driving. If you're simply too busy to walk for fun and exercise, then we recommend using walking as transportation whenever possible.

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