ED Magedson – Founder
First Choice Emergency Room5324 Atascocita Rd Humble, Texas USA
First Choice Emergency Room First Choice Emergency Room ---Scammers--- Unethical Practices Humble Texas
I brought my son in to this place because he was running a fever. We were there for 15 minutes and got a strep test and a dose of Motrin. The strep test was $100 and the table spoon of Motrin was $25. Two weeks later I received a bill for $1400 dollars. That's right, $1400 dollars for 15mins of their time, a strep test and Motrin. When I called the billing department they were very rude and let me know that they are an emergeny room and that's what they charge. Although they have the words emergency room in their name they are in a strip mall and they look like any walk in clinic. In hind sight red flags should have went off when I asked to pay my bill before my son even went in the back and the lady at the desk looked stunned. She didn't know what to say at first and obviously knew that I didn't know what I was getting in to. She told me that they bill after treatment which is understandable because anyone who heard their bill before hand would walk out the door. I called billing again a few days later when I calmed down and was told that they would give me a 30% discount if I paid the bill in full. I'm not sure how to handle this as I do not want to ruin my credit by not paying them at all and this seems to be legalized consumer fraud. But there has to be something that can be done as this is as worng as it gets. They are taking advantage of the fact that they look like a walk in clinic to charge hospital emergency room rates.
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