Possibly the lamest thing about no longer being a student is once again having to pay for doctor’s visits.
After my most recent medical mishap, I was all set to march over to the boy’s GP and sign up with him. Only I didn’t quite get around to it, and a good thing too considering we’re moving house and will no longer live near the practice.
Luckily, the other day I happened to be on campus and picked up a copy of the student mag. Lo and behold, there was an ad for a medical practice in town now accepting new patient registrations!
What does this mean? It means paying $15 for an appointment, rather than up to $50.
It also means my eczema better play nice, because $15 to get a prescription is just outrageous.
I was lucky as a child and rarely got sick. When I sprained my ankle and hurt my eye we made emergency runs to the Blockhouse Bay clinic up the road; otherwise we went to a somewhat random doctor in the Royal Oak mall probably once every few years (a 20-minute drive away).
Once I got to university though, it was hayfever and eczema all the bloody time, and occasionally a real ailment. The campus service wasn’t great for urgent care (the doctors were usually booked up to a couple of days ahead) but suited my needs just fine.
How long have you been with your doctor, and how did you find him/her?