Testimony of Nicolas, 26: Getting sick in the United States

After a night of delirium, a fever and dizziness, I began to think that I had to see a doctor. Obviously, that day was a Sunday. After several hours of driving in Arizona, I finally find an open hospital.

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As soon as I arrive, I fill out some documents of entry to the reception, I settle in the waiting room. The doctor arrives a few minutes later, and osculates me in 5 minutes. I had an infection.
Back to the secretariat to settle the addition of this brief visit to the hospital. The secretary hands me a bill of $325 (for the medical consultation) and then he gives me a second bill, this time $530, for the admission fee.

Result of this benign infection:

  • Doctor’s bill: $325
  • Hospital Admission Bill: $530
  • Antibiotics at Walmart: $39

$864 for 15 minutes of consultation in the United States. The note is very salty. It also stuck in my throat.
For my subsequent trips, I took out travel insurance to get coverage for my health care expenses abroad, and especially a quick refund.

Conclusion: to leave serene, take out insurance to travel to the United States,or you risk ending up seriously in debt in case of a serious health problem.

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