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Unagie posted 5/28/2014 17:30 PM

Where can I get a d&c done immediately? My doctor and hospital won't do it tomorrow unless I can pay $1500 deposit cuz my insurance only covers $500. They told me they'd give me names and numbers of clinics that might be able to help me but that was 2 hours ago and after 5 calls I still have no info. I took off work tomorrow and day after for this surgery and now am being told nope can't help you. I am in tears I have been bleeding since ducking January no one gives me answers and now I feel I'm finally gonna get help and nope can't help you because you're poor and your insurance is shit. Help me please!!

million pieces posted 5/28/2014 17:45 PM

Planned Parenthood offers many services. If they can't do a D&C, they may be able to point you in the correct direction.

purplejacket4 posted 5/28/2014 20:33 PM

I agree with mp. Give planned parenthood a call.

MissesJai posted 5/28/2014 21:02 PM

Planned Parenthood. (((Unagie)))

StillLivin posted 5/28/2014 23:54 PM

Unagie,
I'm so sorry. I have had bleeding for extended periods of time. I even had to get a blood transfusion because my iron was so low one time.
I know how this feels.
(((Unagie)))

NaiveAgain posted 5/29/2014 05:46 AM

Try Planned Parenthood first.

Try your neighborhood health center. There are low-cost/scale clinics all over.....this may help you find one near you. http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspx

Find a teaching hospital or one that works with the poor. Big cities have them. If you are indigent or low-income, they will work with you.....you need to talk with the financial manager. Before I had insurance, I ended up at the one in our area twice and after filling out the financial forms, all my care was free. When you go in, just tell them you are bleeding and it won't stop. Let them figure out what to do for you.

[This message edited by NaiveAgain at 5:49 AM, May 29th (Thursday)]

Unagie posted 5/29/2014 08:16 AM

My doctor felt bad so she called as I was researching places. Said she called a colleague that accepts my insurance and would be able to do it for 5x less of the price so my insurance would fully cover it. Its for Friday or Saturday. Thanks again guys, sorry if im bothering anyone with my constant health posts I just dont have many places to turn.

tushnurse posted 5/29/2014 09:08 AM

OH Unagie - That stinks.

If you are in the US, the hospital can not turn your care away, if it is truly needed regardless of your ability to pay. If this happens again, schedule the procedure, and show up without funds. Tell them you need to set up a payment plan. They have to work with you.

I know many hospitals are getting more hard nosed about the up front money, but at the end of the day they can't deny services.

NaiveAgain posted 5/29/2014 11:07 AM

Thanks again guys, sorry if im bothering anyone with my constant health posts I just dont have many places to turn.
No problem....I know how scary it is when you don't have adequate insurance.

Hope the D&C takes care of it, it should. I have had several friends get those for heavy bleeding and they told me it helped.

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