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Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting Fatty McRunnerPants:" I'm not quite sure what world you live in but a normal office visit at my children's pedi's is $150. JUST to see a doctor. We have insurance so we only pay $20 but it would be that much if we didn't."



I assume that she has insurance because $70 would be much less than a non-insured visit.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" I assume that she has insurance because $70 would be much less than a non-insured visit. "</blockquote>




It said she paid $70 today and has a remaining balance of $115. And then she said again, to take her in tomorrow would be an additional $200.

BRowell 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Bristol, TN, United States 3698 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" I assume that she has insurance because ... [snip!] ... $70 today and has a remaining balance of $115. And then she said again, to take her in tomorrow would be an additional $200."</blockquote>




Yeah, this! The 74 was just the "down payment" the whole bill is $193, I just get to make payments on the rest. If I go back tomorrow it will be the same thing again because its another new doctors appointment.

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59386 posts
27th Mar '13
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" I assume that she has insurance because ... [snip!] ... $70 today and has a remaining balance of $115. And then she said again, to take her in tomorrow would be an additional $200."



:!: It also says she doesn't have insurance right now.

BRowell 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Bristol, TN, United States 3698 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Fatty McRunnerPants:</b>" :!: It also says she doesn't have insurance right now."</blockquote>



Yeah! We won't have insurance until a little bit after DH gets hired on full time which is April 1st.

one of each 4 me Due January 8; TTC since Mar 2014; 3 kids; Ohio 6194 posts
27th Mar '13

at my kids' pedi he would fax in a note or have one waiting for me if he knew there was a chance they wouldn't come in.
i feel like my doctor over charges me since i lost my health insurance. i went in for being sick and explained to him i was only there b/c i was super sick and it ended up costing me almost 300 and then he wanted me to come back in 24 hours to do it all again. i cancelled that appointment. he told me my prescriptions were $9 a piece i stopped to pick them up, he had called in all sorts of prescriptions for me, refilled things that he wasn't my doctor for (birth control), and the $9 prescription was 90. i did without.
i can't go to a new doctor b/c they won't always accept me b/c i don't have insurance still. and without being a prior client then they don't have to see me for a long time.

BRowell 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Bristol, TN, United States 3698 posts
27th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting one of each 4 me:</b>" at my kids' pedi he would fax in a note or have one waiting for me if he knew there was a chance they ... [snip!] ... accept me b/c i don't have insurance still. and without being a prior client then they don't have to see me for a long time."</blockquote>




I think I'm going to take her in to the school nurse like someone suggested but if that doesn't work, I might try calling in the morning and she if her regular pedi could fax one or something even though he said no.



I feel like that's what he was doing. I practically begged him to please write it for two days because we didn't have the money to come back again and he didn't even care. This is why I don't usually take my kids in to the doctor. (Unless its something I know I can't treat) (Since we haven't had insurance) because it always costs so much and they always just end up telling me I can treat it at home. It's so frustrating that she needs a doctors note for school, I mean I understand why they require that, but it's just hard for people that can't afford to go the the doctor every week (because it seems she is sick every week.)

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3279 posts
27th Mar '13

That's f**king ridiculous. My kids have never needed a note to miss school either. I simply call and say they're sick. Also the general rule most daycares and schools is that they shouldn't come back until they are symptom-free for a FULL 24 hours. So that doc is a dumbass and clearly milking you for every penny. I'd file a complaint with the state health dept about him!!!

BRowell 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Bristol, TN, United States 3698 posts
28th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Mud:</b>" That's f**king ridiculous. My kids have never needed a note to miss school either. I simply call and ... [snip!] ... So that doc is a dumbass and clearly milking you for every penny. I'd file a complaint with the state health dept about him!!!"</blockquote>




Really? I call the school every time regardless if she has a doctor note or not but then the last time I called the lady told me she had to many unexcused days and I was going to get in trouble for truancy.

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3279 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting BRowell:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Mud:</b>" That's f**king ridiculous. My kids have never ... [snip!] ... but then the last time I called the lady told me she had to many unexcused days and I was going to get in trouble for truancy."


Wow. I didn't go look at your other posts, but has she missed half the year or what? Maybe you can do some home-schooling stuff to make up what she's missed so you don't get in trouble? That's crazy.

BRowell 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Bristol, TN, United States 3698 posts
28th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Mud:</b>" Wow. I didn't go look at your other posts, but has she missed half the year or what? Maybe you can do some home-schooling stuff to make up what she's missed so you don't get in trouble? That's crazy."</blockquote>




She has missed 12 days, well 13 now but 2 have doc. Notes so 11 non excused days. She's not behind at all. She does great in school and she has always done her homework and stuff on the days she misses too.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting BRowell:" Well I actually just posted about this the other day, if ya wanna go back and look. Anyways, DD is ... [snip!] ... Grrrrr I can't wait until April 1st when DH finally gets hired on full time so we will finally have health insurence again!"


first... she's in kindergarten. What are they going to do? fail her because she was sick.

do you have insurance? why so much? can you just call and ask for a note without being seen?



momluvslgg 33 kids; 2 angel babies; Colorado Springs, 8 posts
28th Mar '13

I was surprised to hear that your school requires a note for each day she misses. When your child is sick, one note should be sufficient for however long she is sick. My son's preschool only needs a phone call and said that they can come back after being free from fever for 24 hours. I'm sorry for all you are having to go through and remember that it's not your or your child's fault for being sick. You all are in my prayers! Hugs!

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59386 posts
28th Mar '13
Quoting BRowell:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Mud:</b>" Wow. I didn't go look at your other posts, but ... [snip!] ... She's not behind at all. She does great in school and she has always done her homework and stuff on the days she misses too."


I didn't catch that she's in Kindergarden. Is she 5? If so: Kindergarden is NOT compulsory. The secretary was probably being a b***h because they don't get money for the days that your child is not in school. Also, 12 days out of the whole year isn't anywhere near close to enough days for her to be truant

BRowell 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Bristol, TN, United States 3698 posts
28th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Fatty McRunnerPants:</b>" I didn't catch that she's in Kindergarden. Is she 5? If so: Kindergarden is NOT compulsory. The secretary ... [snip!] ... your child is not in school. Also, 12 days out of the whole year isn't anywhere near close to enough days for her to be truant"</blockquote>




Yeah, she's 5, in kindergarten. I'm just not going to worry about it. I'm so done stressing over it.