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Old Today, 01:27 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Originally Posted by Kim in FL View Post
You're able to go to the dr...not having insurance doesn't mean you can't see a dr. I'll never understand this logic...people would rather die of cancer/disease before taking money of their pocket to see dr.
Have you tried to make an appointment without insurance?

You can go to the ER but unless it's a women's health ER, they don't have gynecologists and aren't much help. So you'll get a bill for more than a thousand dollars but won't get the diagnosis or treatment you need.

Probably her best bet is Planned Parenthood, if they haven't been shut down where she lives. Otherwise, a sliding scale clinic or county clinic. But regular doctors usually won't even let you make an appointment without insurance.
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Old Today, 07:02 AM
 
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Have you tried to make an appointment without insurance?

You can go to the ER but unless it's a women's health ER, they don't have gynecologists and aren't much help. So you'll get a bill for more than a thousand dollars but won't get the diagnosis or treatment you need.

Probably her best bet is Planned Parenthood, if they haven't been shut down where she lives. Otherwise, a sliding scale clinic or county clinic. But regular doctors usually won't even let you make an appointment without insurance.
Personally, no. But I work in healthcare and know it can be done. Doctors still take cash, checks and credit cards. Insurance is NOT a requirement
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Old Today, 07:05 AM
 
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Do you have insurance and a potentially chronic/serious medical problem that needs to be treated? Just curious.
Of course I have insurance; I wouldn't be without it.

No, I don't have a chronic or serious medical condition and if I did..I'd make sure I'd see a doctor about it.

The person I'm responding to is saying she can't see doctor because she doesn't have insurance..well, that's not true. You do not need insurance to see a doctor.
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