31 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Budget

Find out how to stay healthy while keeping your bank account in tip-top shape too.
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Use an urgent-care facility

Emergency rooms aren’t always the fastest choice for your medical care needs—and certainly not the most cost-effective. For conditions that aren’t life-threatening, you may be able to save time—and money—by going to your local urgent-care facility. Sometimes called a “doc in a box,” these freestanding walk-in centers usually offer extended hours, and their doctors can treat non-life-threatening medical situations, perform basic X-rays and lab work, and dispense prescriptions.