Many people are afraid to go to the doctor if they are sick because they don’t have health insurance. They figure that if they go to the doctor without health insurance to get treated for an illness it will cost them thousands so they would rather just be sick and hope their illness will go away on its own. I though this same thing for a while, especially while my wife was studying to be an RN in nursing school.
How to Get Cheap & Inexpensive Health Care-Even if You Don’t Have Insurance
What a lot of people don’t know is that you don’t have to have health insurance in order to get treatment for things such as a strep throat, bacterial infections, the flu, STDs, any other type of illness that can be treated with medication, pre-natal care, updates on immunizations, or physicals.
The worst thing a person who has a treatable illnesses can do is not get it treated because something that is so simple to treat can become fatal if left untreated. So what can you do if you have an illness that needs to be treated but don’t have health insurance to pay for it?
What to Do if You Don’t Have Insurance, but Still Need to Go to the Doctor
If you don’t have health insurance because you are unemployed, poor, cheapskate, or just don’t want it, then you can get treated for half the price of a monthly health insurance payment from your local health department or town clinic.
These places provide services for anyone who wants them and provides reasonable rates. Usually, if you can not afford your visit for some reason, they will set up a payment plan to help you out which allows you to pay it back over a period of time. In fact, I even know a local grocery store that has a full-time Registered Nurse on duty in the pharmacy section to do things like check blood pressure or temperatures.
Also, depending on your circumstances and the state you live in you might be able to get free health care provided to you and your family.
So how do you go about getting these services? Look in your local telephone book and find the number to your local clinic or health department. Call them and make an appointment for whatever is wrong with you. Explain your condition and if it is serious, stress that you need an appointment as soon as possible.
If you are worried about the cost ask how much it will be and how their payment plans are. Remember that if you have an illness that is treatable but don’t have health insurance you can get it treated by your local health department or clinic for half the price of a monthly health insurance payment.