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Old 05-28-2012, 03:07 PM
 
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If a college student gets sent to the ER by the cops due to alcohol intoxication, how are the ER bills handled if no questions regarding address or insurance are asked when s/he is released? In my situation, the only item of identification present was the university's ID card and no questions were asked at the time the patient was released and left free to go.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:15 PM
 
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If a college student gets sent to the ER by the cops due to alcohol intoxication, how are the ER bills handled if no questions regarding address or insurance are asked when s/he is released? In my situation, the only item of identification present was the university's ID card and no questions were asked at the time the patient was released and left free to go.

The will find the patient by using the college ID and police report. And the patient is excpected to pay the bill. Doesn't matter the who or why they were in the ER, they are expected to pay for the visit.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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^^^ if you do have insurance, it would be helpful to call the ER billing office and provide this information.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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They will probably send a bill to whatever address is listed on the police report. If you did not have an insurance card with you when you were brought to the ER, they will probably assume that you are uninsured. If you are insured, do what Kim in FL said.
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