If you're currently out of work and suffer from seasonal allergies that require medication, paying for medical fees or medications may be out of your scope of possibilities. You may not realize that there are federally-funded medical clinics that cannot deny a person services, based upon their inability to pay. At a government medical clinic, you can receive preventive care services, treatment for an existing condition, and aid with signing up for insurance.
Don't Battle The Crowd Or Receive Subpar Care
Visiting an emergency room or seeking care through a provider who doesn't offer the services you need may wind up costing you dearly in the long run. First, with a visit to an emergency room, you will be seen by a medical provider, but you may also be required to wait for a long time and you may be charged exorbitant fees that you will be responsible for paying at some point.
Additionally, if you choose a walk-in center that requires insurance or some form of payment, you may not receive aid with acquiring your prescription medication. A federally-funded center can utilize your past medical records to ensure that you receive the medication that you are used to taking. You will likely need to sign a medical release form but can also provide a practitioner with your prescription. Let the caregiver know your current status, including the fact that you are temporarily unemployed.
Seek Other Services That Are Available
If you haven't been seen by a dentist in a while or if your eyesight isn't the best, but you cannot afford corrective lenses, medical services may be available that will address these needs. During your initial appointment pick up some brochures that highlight all of the other services. You and your loved ones may benefit by some of them and this will keep everyone in your family healthy, plus it will reduce the burden of worrying about how you will care for your health and the health of your family members.
You can even receive assistance with signing up for a free or low-cost insurance plan, which will be beneficial if you plan on being seen by your primary caregiver at some point and would like to have the means to do so. Applications are kept onsite, which include information about the financial guidelines that pertain to each insurance policy that you may be interested in signing up for. A receptionist or a customer representative can answer any questions that you have about a particular type of insurance.
For more information, contact a local health care center.Share