Tag Archives: emergency room

Ambulance service and self-pay patients

I’m generally of the opinion that most health care can be shopped for if a person is willing to put in a little time to use the available tools. As I try to bring to my readers’ attention on a … Continue reading

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When should you go to the emergency room?

Going to the emergency room is one of the most expensive options there is for receiving medical treatment. To cite just one recent story about the inflated prices that are common at emergency rooms, consider the tale of this medical student … Continue reading

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How to save money as a self-pay patient in the emergency room

Self-pay patients can, with a little advanced planning and conscious effort, wind up saving a lot of money. Whether it’s finding a cash-only doctor, visiting hospitals and surgical facilities in the U.S. that offer up-front and real prices, signing up for a telemedicine service, using generics and … Continue reading

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Free-standing emergency rooms – any advantage for self-pay patients?

The past two decades have seen a proliferation of innovative health care providers that have made either made health care more accessible, more affordable, or more effective – in some cases all three! Examples of this include ‘convenient care clinics’ … Continue reading

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