Need stitches without the ER
June 29, 2012 2:54 AM Subscribe
My girlfriend just got a cut on her leg from a glass table, about 1/4" deep, maybe a little deeper. We think she needs stitches or at least antibiotics, but she doesn't have health insurance. What is the cheapest option to get looked at and treated?
posted by nakedmolerats to health & fitness (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We were moving a glass coffee table top and it broke and cut her. The bleeding has mostly stopped. It's about 6 am here in Columbia, SC and the urgent care places don't open until 8 am. We do not want to go to the ER since she doesn't have insurance and it will be so expensive.
Is it cheaper to go to urgent care? Should we call a normal clinic, will a "normal" doctor treat this wound for her? We've looked for low-cost clinics nearby and they seem to only offer preventative care, from what we've found. Can I call anyone before 8 am to see what we can do?