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Son sick, No insurance??

My son has came down with a bad cough. we have no insurance or money right now. Will they be able to do anything for him at the hospital or urgent care? and will they still see him??

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:46 AM on Oct. 16, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yes they will see him. They will send you a bill and you can get put on a payment plan. Good Luck and I hope he feels better.

    Answer by vickwu at 7:48 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • They can also bill by your income and if you qualify may not even pay anything, so ask when you go in if you do.


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:56 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • yes they will see him.
    Anything other than cough? How long it been going on?
    Trouble breathing with the cogh? Fever?
    I ask all this because if it is a cough and nothing else and hasnt been going on long, while it sucks they prob wont do anything, not really anything to be done.
    Good luck. Hope your lil man feels better!

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 8:14 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • if you take him to a walk-in that is affiliated with the hospital near you a lot of times they will have a financial aid make sure you ask! a lot of times they will wave the bill if you meet their income guidelines....if not they will usually do a payment plan...but they will not refuse to treat your son no matter what!

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 8:16 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Call a doctor or hospital. They will most likely be able to direct you to a clinic. Unless it is serious and after hours there probably isn't a reason to take him to the hospital. Most places have clinics that will see people who can't afford a doctor.

    Answer by micheledo at 8:20 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Do you have a free clinic in your area. Or a health department.

    Just because he is coughing does not mean he need to go to the doctor. Get a humidifire and some vics.

    Answer by louise2 at 8:22 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Yeah your local health department should have a clinic... have you applied for medicaid in his behalf? Just because the adult sin the house don't qualify doesn't mean the children won't. It a wonderful double standard available to help out our kids! My kids are on our states low income children insurance plan called Peachcare. While DH and I are without insurance. You local Health department should be able to help you with that as well!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:36 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • I started using the vics last night. His cough has been about maybe 2 or 3 days since it startled, and its not a light cough. and its mainly wen hes sleeping a lil throughout the day, and Ive given him a lil infants motrin

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:23 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Pain meds will not help a cough. Unless he has a fever too. A humidifier will help more.


    Answer by louise2 at 9:28 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • will they be able to give him anything for a cough at the hospital cuz no drs round here will see him without insurance.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

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