Originally Posted by Cutthroat
I went in around 2 weeks ago, I was having a gallbladder attack or some really bad heartburn, whatever it was gave me a really bad pain in the center of my abdomen, I had a fever, couldn't even open my jaw for some reason either, couldn't stand up straight etc.
I still don't even know what happened because all they did was push on my stomach, get a urine/blood test, and the Dr. Talked to me for literally a minute, they also gave me some lidocaine/maalox drink to help my stomach.
I also drove there, no ambulance. They originally wanted to use a sonogram to see what was wrong with me but since I have no insurance I was like fvck that, I also felt better throughout the 4 hours I was waiting there, I don't wanna pay $1000+ for a sonogram, so they released me, didn't even diagnose me with anything.
Got my bill today for $2900 LMAO, they took mercy on me and dropped it down to just $1000 haha. $1000 to sit on a cheap ass bed and talk to a Dr for 1 minute that doesn't even diagnose me with anything, wtf? Again the only tests I had done were a blood and urine test, they also gave me some of that maalox and lidocaine.
I had to get stitches before, they stitched me up, gave me a shot of lidocaine, prescribed me prednisone as well, all this came to $300 which I expected but $1000 for this? Ridiculous.
Holy ****. . .
Lol but you should have just gone to Urgent Care. .
Or I know this sounds stupid, but unless you really feel that horrible, you can self-diagnose yourself with a few google searches, or medical websites. I've done it a few times, found what was wrong, used the remedies, and got better.
I haven't even had a common cold in like 5-6 years, but I've gotten little niggles, migraines, food poisoning, terrible bloating, green poop, etc. . .
But if you really felt that bad, you should have gone to urgent care. Still would have been expensive, but a lot cheaper than an ER visit.
Anyway, in the future, we'll all have insurance coverage, so you wouldn't have to worry about it. . . In the meantime, if you have trouble paying it, you can just pay whatever you can each month - as long as you pay something.