I need to know what to say in the Emergency Room.
June 2, 2012 6:47 PM Subscribe
Which address should I give when I go to the Emergency Room? This is turning out to be a surprisingly stressful and complicated question.
posted by Ash3000 to health & fitness (12 answers total)
My doctor has instructed me to go to the ER tomorrow morning if a medical issue that's flared up in the last week doesn't get better by then. (Happy to give the details on the underlying issue if it's of importance.)
I live in Brooklyn, and will be going to a hospital in Brooklyn - but my insurance is from New Jersey, and the address I have on file with the insurance company is a New Jersey address. Whenever I go to a doctor (usually in NJ), I give them the New Jersey address, so the insurance company doesn't make it an issue. (The New Jersey address is my parents' home - for a number of reasons, it's much easier for me to get insurance this way than it is to get the necessary insurance in Brooklyn.)
When I fill out papers at the hospital, which address should I put down: my actual residence, in Brooklyn, or my New Jersey address, which I use to be eligible for insurance through this company? Will it impact the care I receive at the hospital? Or what is or isn't covered by insurance?
Thanks in advance for your help on this - my insurance has consistently been an incredibly stressful component of navigating my health in the last few years, and this is no exception.