Bring out the gimp.
January 16, 2011 11:22 AM Subscribe
Bicycle accident, sprained or otherwise damaged knee, no insurance - where to go in the East Bay for help?
posted by anotherkate to health & fitness (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm waiting for a call back from the Order of Malta clinic. I'm going to call the Berkeley Free Clinic this afternoon but I don't think they deal with injuries like this. There are 2 pay clinics near me - US Healthworks & Quickhealth - that I could go to. I'm also near Alta Bates Summit Medical Center & a Kaiser hospital. Last summer I went to Alta Bates for something else, got a $2300 bill for about 4 hours sitting on a gurney in a hallway, and then ended up paying nothing b/c I was unemployed with no income. I'm now working part time with no insurance. I think I'd rather pay a few hundred dollars & be done with it, instead of gambling on an ER bill that may or may not be forgiven, but is that the best idea? Especially if it turns out to be a serious injury? I can share symptoms if people want to play armchair doctor. Help!