by Bryan Darrow | May 01, 2007

The next time an attendee falls ill, there might be a better option than that cumbersome trip to the ER. In cities across the nation, medical care in the hotel room is becoming almost as common as room service.

Inn-House Doctor (781-551-0666; provides 24/7 physician services in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Doctors can be called and, if necessary, quickly summoned to any hotel room. Prices range from $300 to $800, depending on the duration of the checkup, the time of day and the care received. A physician also can be hired to be on-site for the entirety of an event.

According to Walter Krause, president of Inn-House Doctor, “When people feel ill on the road, there is always anxiety. Our immediacy helps to alleviate some of that anxiety.”

For travelers to New York City, Sickday Medical House Calls (212-327-1900; will provide an on-site checkup for a flat rate of $250.