Oakland, CA asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Medical Malpractice for California

Q: I believe I was scammed for medical services. Do I have any recourse or is this just a lesson learned?

I just returned to the US from teaching abroad so I don’t have health insurance. It’s not open enrollment period. I got a job upon return but my benefits don’t start until after 90 day probation period. I needed to see a doctor prior to then. Made an appt at a women’s health clinic. Shortly after received a text asking me to confirm my spot and asking if I had insurance. I said no. The next text said “systems are down you’ll need to pay in cash when you come in” I asked how much to bring? The person said they were a registered nurse and told me describe symptoms and I did. She said I’d need labs an ultrasound but she’d be able to waive the ultrasound sound fee. I was appreciative and thankful. I filled out forms at the desk saying I had no insurance and no income, Fpact, this program should have covered costs of appt. She met me and took me to her office where I paid $300 in cash to her. The doctor came in and said I need a referral out they only do preventative care there. I am livid

1 Lawyer Answer
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick

A: Go get your $300 back.

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