In this article today I’d like to give you several tips, tricks, and tactics to help you find free or very low cost medical care; yes it’s out there!
Unless you’ve been living on Mars for the last few years you probably have noticed that medical costs have skyrocketed through the roof, and that includes health insurance as well. Within the last two or three years many people have noticed their health insurance premiums doubling or even tripling in cost with no end in sight.
It doesn’t matter which side of the aisle you fall into when it comes to congressional health care reform, one thing is for sure… anything we can do to lower our medical costs personally is a great thing.
Fortunately for all of us there are several things you can do to find cheap or even free medical care and that’s what I’m going to talk about in this article today.
The first thing you can do is visit a government health clinic. Clinics are often operated by state and local governments and very often offer free checkups as well as free vaccinations. Sometimes you can find clinics that offer free prenatal child care as well. To find out more information about government health clinics call your state public health department or look them up online.
The drawback for places like these is that it may take an incredibly long time to be seen by a doctor and while you are waiting you can expect to be sitting in a very noisy crowded room so you should really expect to sit there for half a day or longer.
The next way to get free or low-cost health care is by using a dental school. There are around 50 dental schools all across the United States and most of these schools operate clinics that allow their students to perform their newly learned skills on live people. You can expect basic services such as checkups, cleanings, and maybe fillings for free or low-cost. Don’t worry, the students are closely supervised by professionals.
Finally you can often get free medications from most pharmaceutical companies. Many of them offer indigent programs that give free pills to people underneath a certain annual household income, sometimes around $50,000 a year. Unfortunately many of these programs require the request of your personal doctor but if you can get your doctor to sign off it can be a great deal.
So there you have several ways to get free and low-cost medical care. Like I said earlier, medical cost just keep skyrocketing and anything we can do to lower those prices is beneficial to everyone. There are many other ways to get free medical care as well, you just have to put in the leg work to do the research to find them. Good luck!