Can doctor’s office refuse to see a patient who doesn’t have any insurance?

Today my neck is offers refused to see me because I have not paid $700 on my doctor check up. What can I do?

Asked on June 6, 2017 under Malpractice Law, Florida


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Since this is not an emergency situation, you doctor is under no obligation to treat you. The fact is that they can't afford to take care everyone who's fallen on hard times for free. After all, healthcare is a business and like any other business there are employees to pay, supplies to be purchased and overhead to cover.

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