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Glossary Terms U-W

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Urgent Care

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Services received for an unexpected illness or injury that is not life threatening but requires immediate outpatient medical care that cannot be postponed. An urgent situation requires prompt medical attention to avoid complications and unnecessary suffering or severe pain, such as a high fever.

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Usual

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The amount customarily charged for the service by other providers in the same geographic area (often defined as a specific percentile of all charges in the community), and the reasonable cost of services for a given patient.

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Well Baby/Well Child Care

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Generally, refers to routine care, testing, checkups and immunizations for a generally healthy child from birth through the age of eight.

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Wellness Program  

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A health management program that incorporates the components of disease prevention, medical self-care, and health promotion. It utilizes proven health behavior techniques that focus on preventing illness and disability which respond positively to lifestyle related interventions.