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Tuesday (2/15/11) 2:13pm - ... wherein Peter tries to be better-prepared for the next medical emergency.

So a couple of weeks back, I came down with a bad fever on a Saturday night[1]

I ended up getting phylomath to take me to the emergency room at St. David's, which was close by and frankly, was the only option I could think of.

Result:  I wound up waiting for three hours (!) for medical care, and I'm fairly sure that even after insurance it will cost me lots of money.


So, question for the hivemind:  if I find myself in a medical emergency in the future, where should I go?

If I have a normal health problem during normal business hours, I'll just get it taken care of at the on-site clinic where I work.

But what do I do if something severe happens, possibly outside of business hours?  What options are available in/near North Austin?

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[1] Yes, that sounds like a song.  I mean the pukey kind of fever.

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From:misaedra
Date:Tuesday (2/15/11) 5:58pm
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See if there's an urgent care center near you. They're usually not open around the clock but tend to have fairly long hours and MUCH shorter wait times. The one I went to when I broke my arm a few years ago was open 9 am - 9 pm every day of the year and I saw a doctor within 30 minutes.

...but hopefully you can stay healthy long enough not to need this any time soon!
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From:hujhax
Date:Wednesday (2/16/11) 1:42pm
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Thanks! -- that seems to be the consensus over on facebook, too.

(One more item for the next advice column, I guess....)
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