What do I do when my medical bills have gone to collection?
February 3, 2009 1:21 PM Subscribe
I don't know anything about dealing with collection agencies. I have medical debt from spring/summer 2008 totalling around $2500, from about 7 different billers (hospital, ambulance, doctors). Some of it has gone to collection. I do not have $2500. What should I do?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have been getting notices in the mail for a couple of months now. Due to depression I have not contacted any of my billers. AFAIK they are not calling me, but my land line is unlisted and there is no voicemail or answering machine on it. I do not have any assets. I have a full time job ($33K per year) and a lot of credit card debt (not maxed out; I could put the $2500 on a card). I am not planning to buy a house in the next few years or open any new credit lines so I am not overly concerned about my credit score (which is currently around 700). I am in Illinois if that is relevant.