Today, I tried to go to an urgent care facility near my house.
Here's the background: I don't have insurance, but I do have an ear infection.
So, I went to the Big Run Urgent Care facility. I said, Hi I'd like some medical treatment. She said, And who's your insurance carrier. I said, I don't have any. I'll be paying. She said, That'll be $182.
I was shocked. I expected to pay $80 max. I told her I'd think about it and I did think about it. I knew that I'd get a prescription for an antibiotic and I could therefore expect to spend over $200 on my ear infection. It hurt really badly, so I considered it carefully.
I went home having decided to wait to see a real doctor tomorrow.
At home Sis said "What about that clinic at Kroger?"
That clinic is called the Little Clinic.
I paid $59 for the visit and $8 for amoxicillin and some numbing ear drops.
The Little Clinic gets the 13Months Seal of Approval.