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Old 02-10-2016, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Due to CFHC communication issues and enrollment deadlines etc..., my insurance only starts from March.
Nothing major but cold and flu symptoms going on.
I can use OTC products but for babies, would like to check with doctor first.
Is Littleclinic an option?
How pricey is that?
What are other options available excluding Urgent care types and emergencies?
thanks
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Old 02-10-2016, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Rocky Mountain Urgent Care provides regular family medicine visits as well as urgent. I would go there because while you are likely to be seen by an NP, they also have MDs on staff that they can talk to and have you seen by if there are any concerns. Little Clinics are staffed by NPs and PAs and that's generally fine for routine stuff. But if for some reason you did need to see an MD, you'd have to go somewhere else anyway.

Can't tell from your post, but if this is for a baby/toddler, OTC meds are not recommended for colds, other than Tylenol or Advil if they have a fever.

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Cons.../ucm048682.htm
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Urgent Care visits are usually at least $100/visit. You could also go to a clinic like MCPN or Clinica (but good luck with that).
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Urgent Care visits are usually at least $100/visit. You could also go to a clinic like MCPN or Clinica (but good luck with that).
That's not too far off what visiting a physician costs. I have paid specialists like dermatologists in cash and only paid $120 for office visits.

But, if time is of the essence and you can't get an appointment with a physician's office, then generally speaking, the walk in clinics are the least expensive, followed by urgent care, and then a big, big jump in costs with those free standing ER's. Do not go to one of those places if it's not an emergency. I visited the Little Clinic in King Soopers twice while I lived in Denver (both times for ear infections). I was in and out in like 15 minutes with prescriptions in hand, which I filled at the grocery store. It was very convenient and the NP was more than competent.

Personally, though, if there's no fever, and it's probably viral, I would just hold tight and treat the symptoms with comfort measures and limited (if any) OTC meds.

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Old 02-10-2016, 11:56 AM
 
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Last time we went to Urgent Care, they sent over $700 bill for just checkup for UTI and prescription.
That's scary too much.

My babies are small, 2 year and another few months old so Littleclinic doesn't even checks the youngest.

Walk in clinic?
Need to research if they are available in my area.
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:58 AM
 
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Old 02-10-2016, 12:03 PM
 
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Last time we went to Urgent Care, they sent over $700 bill for just checkup for UTI and prescription.
That's scary too much.

My babies are small, 2 year and another few months old so Littleclinic doesn't even checks the youngest.

Walk in clinic?
Need to research if they are available in my area.
Thanks
Little Clinic is a walk in clinic.......I forgot about the treatment age minimums they have. Sorry.

But yeah, stay away from an Urgent care and especially ER if you can. As you know, they charge a ton and this is not what they are designed for.
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Old 02-10-2016, 12:06 PM
 
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You can contact any doctor office and pay out of pocket as a cash patient. They will expect payment at the time of service. It will be cheaper then Urgent Care.
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:17 PM
 
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Even though I have insurance and a Dr. I still like the Littleclinic for getting something routine taken care of fast. If you go to their web site, type in your zip code and select one you can view their services and prices. The one near me has this list:
Services Currently Available

Edit: Oops, just saw the bit about one being a couple of months old. You should probably try to go to his/her regular insurance days pediatrician and pay cash.
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:19 PM
 
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I go to Walgreens, it's $75 for the visit. Then they have all of their fees listed online. We've had good experiences.

We've been pending with CFHC for over a year. Our account has several, "technical issues," that they have never fixed, and will not let me enroll with a new one. After over a year of calling, emailing, writing letters, etc. I finally filed a complaint with DORA, and even they can't get ahold of anyone and it's been a month.

Unbelievable that we're mandated to buy insurance, yet my family can't even sign up because the exchange's website is so messed up and their call center employees are clueless. Then when we do we'll pay almost $400/month for a Bronze plan with a high deductible, and still pay out of pocket for dental cleanings which is cheaper for us anyways.

Pre-ACA my husband and I had BCBS we just purchased online for $250/month with dental, vision, and lower deductibles. Crazy!

So we've been going to the walk in clinic at Walgreens this past year. We've gone for our flu shots, and I needed an inhaler least year, and my husband has a lump in his arm. All very good experiences at the Littleton location and we've spent less than $300 total.

For an emergency though I'd hope you have at least a few thousand cash on hand to get through the initial visit and tests/treatment. Better hope there's nothing that bad until March.

Also, I was told by CFHC that if it's their fault that your coverage starting was delayed, you can send them the bill and they'll reimburse it to the date that you applied for coverage for with the insurance company (Jan. 1st or February 1st) But, I'm not sure if that's real or of they just said that to get me off of the phone.

Feel better!
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