I recently took a tumble in my driveway, landing most of my weight on my forehead. I had a small cut on my head and two small abrasions.
My husband took me to a small hospital emergency room where we were told the wait would be over three hours. Worrying more about a possible concussion, we then elected to go to an ER rather than Urgent Care facility believing I needed a CT scan.
The ER we chose was not busy at all. The nurse asked a few questions, had me track her finger with my eyes and then sent me on to the examining room. The attending PA never made mention about a possible concussion even though I kept complaining about my excruciating headache. They glued the cut on my head and put ointment on my two abrasions.
I kept complaining about my excruciating headache so they finally gave me two Tylenol and sent me home where the headaches lasted for days.
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The papers filed with my insurance made no mention of a possible concussion.
To my amazement, the ER billed my insurance over $1900!
I will never again use a free standing ER!
— Nancy Hall, North Richland Hills