Originally Posted by No6
what about just general visits to the doctor, I am bringing a child who gets sick from time to time!!!
You'll end up forking out cash for it. Its $55 for a childs visit at our doctors, and $75 for an adult, and $100 for a long visit.
As an example of how costs can rack up - my wife brought my son for a quick checkup a while back - all was fine, tooks 5 mins, so $55. The doctor said my wife looked a bit pale (she was shattered tired as the baby didn't sleep well at that stage) and she should probably have a blood check. Asked her to wait outside and she'd get a nurse to do the test. She ended up waiting an hour for the test, and the doctor said she had to be charged for a long visit - so $155 now incurred. Goes to pay at the counter and the blood tests were over $900. She rang me in tears asking to use my credit card - over $1k spent on one visit, baby was fine, wife was fine.