U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Easter!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 11-23-2009, 03:21 PM
 
125 posts, read 676,063 times
Reputation: 88

Advertisements

I need to make a payment arrangement with my doctors office for a $600 bill. Does anyone know what an average term would be for a payment arrangement? 3 months? 6 months? 12 months?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-23-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
8,998 posts, read 12,781,246 times
Reputation: 3536
I don't know the average length but I bet if you call them up and try to arrange something, they will work with you.
Just tell them your situation and they try to work with you.

Good luck!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-25-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
14,346 posts, read 20,625,498 times
Reputation: 20299
I have had a variety of terms worked out with doctors. As long as you are paying a little bit a month they usually seem very happy with the effort.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-28-2009, 03:06 AM
 
Location: California
29,636 posts, read 32,001,609 times
Reputation: 24772
This reminds me of a time when I had some extensive dental work done and my portion of the bill came to almost $1000. I didn't know what to do because I didn't have that kind of money so I just sent them $100. The next month they rebilled me for the full amount less the $100 so I sent them ANOTHER $100. This went on for a couple months then they sent me a bill with a notation on it that said "professional discount" and credited me $200! That left me with a manageable balance so I paid the whole thing off. I never did talk to anyone in the office to ask if I could make partial payment (better to ask forgiveness than permission, haha) but it worked out for me. I suspect they just wanted to get me off the books!

I went to that dentist for 25 years so I suppose they knew I was good for it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-28-2009, 05:57 AM
 
3,627 posts, read 12,433,271 times
Reputation: 2682
It took us 5 years to pay off our first child and this was to a hospital. I think we paid $10 a week.

They hassled me for more but I told them that was the amount I KNEW I could commit too vs some other amount they made up that would constantly leave me scrambling. They gave in and the bill got paid; each payment on time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top