So I've been having lung/chest/sternum/rib pain for maybe 2 weeks. Just thought it was heartburn or infection or something. I'm not coughing or anything though. I just tired with a sore/heavy/itchy chest. Now it's gotten quite a bit worse. Anywho, I leave on vacation in 3 days and don't have a primary care doctor b/c I switched insurance. I have a $150 co-pay for ER. Can/Should I go into the ER and they'll take my blood tests and chest xray, EKG, etc.? I feel like by the time I find a doctor, they order tests, x-rays, results, etc. it's going to take forever and it's still going to cost the same b/c I have a $20 co-pay for every appointment I go to. Should I just go to the ER? I mean if they can do it all in a few hours with the $150 then it's not a bad deal.