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Medical Financial Help
Yes: Several. You have to do your homework. Start on the net and make sure they are legit. ...Read more
Pay for them: Lots of practitioners of behavioral therapy are not covered with insurance and accept only direct pay. If that's not feasible, depending on the need, if this is for a child, the school may authorize and pay for behavioral services through an individualized education plan (iep). Also, if you meet criteria, public insurance (medicaid) may pay for such care. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on where you are and whether you are in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health etc. Palliative care can be arranged by social workers, chaplains, case managers and discharge planners. You'll probably never go wrong by starting with the social worker. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Check local resource: If you are having issues with hospital bills- first contact the "patient representative" for the hospital. Many times payment plans can be worked out- and also bills can be adjusted based upon your income. Also ask the patient rep where most patients are sent in your area for potential free care. Most communities have some type of reduced cost clinics. Good luck. ...Read more
Call around...: Call around different dental offices. Some will at least diagnose the problem for free. And some offices will help you with providing alternatives that are affordable. In this economic environment, i'm sure someone will be able to provide some kind of affordable treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Caregiving: Contact a social worker and some from a home care organization. They will direct and assist accordingly. ...Read more
Free services avail: Most communities have free or significantly reduced sliding scale fees available for mental health help. Check with any local colleges or universities that have mental health programs, also community mental health centers. There are typically suicide hotlines that can refer to local agencies or professionals that can work with you at reduced fees. Don't delay treatment! ...Read more
Do medical doctors/nurses/hospitals have legal accountability to me (consumer/customer) or the insurance company?
Lawyer : Talk to your lawyer if you want legal help, this site is addressing medical concerns. ...Read more
Several options: Depending on your income, you may qualify for county mental health services; check the government pages in the phone book or online. If you have resources, many psychiatrists greatly prefer direct pay rather than going through health insurance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any financial support for international with I guess would be 'no medical insurance'?
Any way to get cheaper consults / evaluations?
Probably not: Telemedicine is still in its infancy. As far as I know right now this is the best price you can get. Keep in mind, it is still cheaper than going to an urgent care center, or a hospital. And it is much less time-consuming than most other options. But of course always know that if your condition is serious you should absolutely go to see a physician face-to-face. ...Read more
How to handle self-harm/suicidal urges AT HOME, without psychiatric help, hospitals, psych units, therapists or professionals. Self-help only please.
Suicidal/Self-harm: The basic thing to remember is that these urges always are time-limited- as bad as they feel, they always go away, so your strategy, planned in advance is best, is to get with someone who cares about you, don't stay alone. Occupy yourself with activity, with a person, if possible, do something to burn off the feelings- aerobic exercise is powerful in reducing depression, do daily!! ...Read more
Insurers are in the: Business of collecting premiums and paying as few claims as possible. Some ask a few questions, deferring an exam, many want not only historical data, an exam, but urine and blood work. If they do not see what they like, you wll not be offered a policy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?
Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more
How can I find a startup advisor from the medical profession for my fertility medical tourism initiative
Place ad in OB: If you are seeking a medical professional place an ad on linked in or a local OB may be interested. ...Read more
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