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Thinking about going to the ER
« on: April 08, 2014, 11:50:08 PM »
I cant take this anymore. I have to know if something (MS) is wrong with me.

If I go to the ER, could they give me an MRI. or what? Any advice, opinions would be great.

I have no health insurance but I probably couldnt afford a ER bill either. I dont know what to do :(

Im not going tonight.. but thinking soon. I have to tell my Hubs first ;/ I dont want to go alone.. but telling him will be hard..

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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 11:58:52 PM »
If you have no health insurance it would be cheaper to just go to a doctor to put your mind at ease
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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 12:00:50 AM »
I thought the ER. works out payment plans and makes it cheaper for people that cant pay..
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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 12:04:46 AM »
Yes they do put you can't go in there asking for an MRI they treat emergency based things. That's why it'd be best to find a dr if you can I know in my area we have dr for ppl who have low income/ no insurance maybe you can check that out in your area
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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 12:05:58 AM »
Thank you, know of any good websites to find places like that?
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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2014, 12:12:05 AM »
Not sure hun but I'm sure you can either google or call your local job and family services
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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2014, 12:14:04 AM »
Ok thank you!
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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2014, 12:14:12 AM »
Yeah, you can't just walk into the ER and say you want an MRI. Leave the emergency room for the emergencies. Yes, hospitals work out payment plans, but it's still going to be upwards toward $3,000-$5,000+ for the MRI ALONE, not to mention the doctor's pay, facility charges, any other tests, lab work, etc.

You are definitely better off going to a regular doctor that is willing to work with you. Without insurance, though, pretty much any MRI you get is going to be very, very expensive. In my city, the cheapest is $5,000. The lowest I've ever seen is $2,000.

Look up your city's Department of Health website and look through their resources.
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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2014, 12:17:49 AM »
Wow $2000 cheapest... how are people suppose to afford that... this stinks.

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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2014, 01:06:09 AM »
No the Urgent care is better if you want MRI because I belive they are the ones that go by symptoms. ER will just give u some pills and take your money
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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2014, 03:37:53 AM »
I would google your city + low income medical services.  If you're insured the costs will be significantly lower.
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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2014, 06:20:42 AM »
a diagnosis of MS is not an "emergency" they'll just tell you to see your doc and send you away
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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2014, 06:46:34 AM »
Why not go to a Dr to determine if they feel an MRI is even necessary?  An MRI is not magically going to make you feel better if it's negative and will cost you thousands.  In my area, you need to pre-pay the MRI if you don't have insurance. 

You need to work through the anxiety.

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Re: Thinking about going to the ER
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2014, 07:49:04 AM »
Generally speaking an ER won't run a 2-5k test on you to sooth your anxiety.  A good physical by a neurologist is what is warranted.  That is much cheaper.  If you are truly concerned you have MS, ask for a referral to a neurologist.  If the neurologist says you are ok without one, accept that.  They don't make their living by missing MS.  If he believes its warranted then you can work out some sort of arrangements with a hospital, specifically one that receives funds by the state.  Some can give you help based on income.
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