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I am new to the US and have never seen a doctor. I’ve BCBS insurance. Im near DC for work and have flu like symptoms. What should I do tomrrw am if symptoms persist? Dnt want to pay $500 and waste 5h

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Call MDLIVE. Use there app. We did it for my daughter last week and they called in Tamiflu. Used our bcbs insurance and the call was $44 and Rx was like $20

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Do not go to work - trust me everyone on your project will understand and appreciate it. Go to a minute clinic. You won't pay 500, it'll be more like 50 if you haven't met your deductible (which you probably haven't because it's the start of the year).

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Thank you guys, i will head to a Minute Clinic when they open at 8.30am. Hopefully i am not in the news in 24hrs 🤒

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When in doubt, you can also call the consulting nurse line on the back of your insurance card. They are often super helpful in advising alternative options to the ER (teladoc, urgent care, regular office visit, etc.) and can frequently identify what is in network for your plan. 😊

Go to a minute clinic, some places let you make a day of appointment

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Also, there are some long lasting cold bugs going around. I’m on week 3 and finally getting rid of symptoms

In US we have small shops called Urgent Cares. Different from an ER. Most insurance caps your pay at $20-$50 for these. And they’re usually staffed by RNs who are a bit more lenient to give you something like a small corticosteroid if you REALLY don’t want to just wait the symptoms out and need to be at work.

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Oh I get that, my SO is one, I was referring to ZS mentioning RNs and assumed they meant NPs.

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If youre feeling that bad go to an urgent care place.. theyre everywhere.. a brand location is Patient First.. u may get a bill but it wont be like an ER bill.. call your insurance and ask them what the copay is.. probs on the card..

MinuteClinic at CVS. In and out.

If sick don’t bring that crap to office

Also, here’s the deal. You’re going to rack up $500 of healthcare over the course of a year, if that is your deductible. Budget your deductible every year as spent money. And don’t feel bad about using it and getting into the coinsurance only zone. And Make sure your emergency fund has more than enough to cover your plan’s out-of-pocket max in addition to all the other thing that needs to cover.

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