July 26, 2007

Mother

Be familiar with your health insurance policy regarding emergency room visits and specialists, as well as if a referral is required for a specialist. Most pediatrician's offices will not do stitches, and the emergency room can be daunting to a child and you will most likely wait forever for treatment. If it is during office hours, try to go directly to a plastic surgeon (if your insurance covers it) for the treatment. You will get in quickly, will get the best treatment and often the copay is less than that for the ER visit.

-- Jennifer Blake

Posted by Matthew at July 26, 2007 10:05 AM