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Thursday, January 24, 2019 - Inspira Health Waiving ER and Urgent Care Co-Pays and Deductibles for Furloughed Federal Employees and Their Dependents During Shutdown

Inspira Health Waiving ER and Urgent Care Out-of-Pocket Costs for Furloughed Federal Employees and Their Dependents During Shutdown

 South Jersey health care network reinforces commitment to taking care of the local community

Mullica Hill, NJ (January 24, 2019) – Inspira Health today announced that the health system will waive out-of-pockets costs for furloughed federal employees and their dependents during the government shutdown at emergency rooms and urgent care centers across Inspira’s network.

This waiver is effective Thursday January 24 and applies to Inspira’s emergency departments in Bridgeton, Elmer, Vineland and Woodbury, as well as its 11 urgent care centers throughout South Jersey. Additionally, hospital-based physicians providing emergency, radiology, pathology and anesthesia services are also waiving out-of-pocket costs for these visits, further reducing medical costs for furloughed federal employees. Patients will be asked to show their government ID upon arrival.

Beyond this support, Inspira Health is also waiving monthly membership Fitness Connection fees for these employees during the shutdown.

“We strive every day to take care of our community, in our community – and we hope that this waiver can help alleviate some financial burdens for furloughed employees in our shared home in South Jersey,” said John DiAngelo, president and CEO of Inspira Health. “Access to care is a pillar of Inspira’s mission, and we are committed to providing relief during this time so those affected can seek the critical medical care they need.”

To locate an Inspira urgent care center, please visit this page and get in line online. For more information on our emergency departments, visit this link for locations and wait times. Patients can also download the MyInspira app for location information and urgent care online check-in.

For more information about Inspira Health, please visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA. To stay connected with Inspira announcements and work being done in the community, please join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Inspira is proud to be the Official Health Care Partner of the Philadelphia Wings professional lacrosse team.

About Inspira Health

Inspira Health is a charitable nonprofit health care organization and a regional leader in physician training, with approximately 160 medical residents and fellows in nine nationally accredited specialty programs. The system, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 150 access points. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; sleep medicine labs; cardiac testing facilities; digestive health and wound care centers; home care and hospice; and more than 30 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, Camden and Atlantic counties.

Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,800 employees, Inspira Health provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the system’s clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health, visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA.