Broke my collar now what?
September 5, 2011 12:23 AM Subscribe
I think I just broke my clavicle. What's the cheapest way in NYC to deal with this?
posted by nathancaswell to Health & Fitness (14 answers total)
Crashed my bike. Pretty sure my collar bone is broken. I've broken it before so I know what it feels and looks like. I'm going to go to the doctor's in the morning. The last time this happened I went to the ER, they xrayed me, gave me a $60 sling and some painkillers, told me to lay off it and charged me $5k. I'm sitting here in reasonable spirits all things considered so my question is what is the cheapest way to deal with this in NYC? Do I just call the hospital and try to make an appointment to avoid ER fees? What department? What hospital? No car was involved in the crash so it's not no fault. Basically my question is how do I avoid dealing with the ER here.