Checklists for where you get care

Checklist for primary care doctor visit

Your primary care doctor can treat headaches or urinary tract pain. She can also give you a regular checkup. Before you go, be sure to pack these items to make the most of your visit.

What to bring to your checkup or appointment:

  • Photo ID and health insurance card
  • A list of questions for how you feel
  • Phone and charger
  • Your current symptoms
  • Books and activities for kids


Checklist for urgent care visit

Some primary care doctors have a 24/7 emergency line. If yours does (and it's after hours), call your primary care doctor or health plan customer service. (Go to the emergency room if your need is more pressing.) You can go to urgent care for a minor burn or the flu. Bring along these items to ensure you’re prepared to get care.

What to pack (after checking wait times):

  • Photo ID and health insurance card
  • A list of symptoms
  • Phone and charger
  • Bandages (for wounds)
  • Cash or credit card for unexpected purchases

Checklist for emergency room visit

A sudden pain is one reason you might visit the emergency room. Before you have a need to go, plan ahead with this checklist. These seven items can help you get the best possible care.

Be prepared for:

  • Longer wait times
  • Potential germ exposure

Recommended items to bring while you wait:

  • Photo ID and health insurance card
  • Medicine you take
  • List of allergies
  • Health history and records available
  • Hand cleaner
  • Phone and charger
  • Books and activities for kids