How do I pay for medical care, medications and mental health care expenses?
It is important to have medical/health insurance while in the United States and to familiarize yourself with the terms and limitations of the insurance. In the U.S., healthcare is private, and fees are due at the time of service. Unless you have a pre-existing condition insurance companies will generally cover many medical fees, but if you do not have insurance, you are responsible for payment in full. Many cities also have free or discounted clinics that offer many services. You can search for such a clinic at http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/. In an emergency, a hospital must treat a person, regardless of their ability to pay. If you need a service not covered by insurance, most hospitals have programs to help you pay or will give you an option to make payments on bills over several months, so that you get the care you need regardless of your ability to pay in full. Payment to university health centers generally works differently than to outside providers. If you are an enrolled stu