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So how much does it cost to visit the derm without health insurance? I really need some advice on what type of prescription med I should take. Can I go in for a free consultation?

I've been thinking about purchasing RAM without a prescription from online but I'm hesitant about it because I dont want to mess my face more than it already is.

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Some derms will offer a free consultation but they usually only do that if you're looking at having procedures done by them (peels, dermabrasion, etc). They don't offer free advice unfortunately. It won't hurt to call around and mention to them that you do not have insurance so are looking for the best rate.

When you're there, mention again to the derm who is examining you that you don't have insurance and they might charge only for a 'level 1 established patient visit', which is a low maintenance type of visit when the patient is well-known to them. That visit costs less as they don't have much paperwork to do, nor a whole new assessment to fill out and complete. It is a LOT of work seeing a patient for the first time. If they're nice, they might do that. Don't count on it!

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When you're there, mention again to the derm who is examining you that you don't have insurance and they might charge only for a 'level 1 established patient visit', which is a low maintenance type of visit when the patient is well-known to them.

Is that "Level 1" the same thing as "cash patient"? I tell my derm I'm self-insured/cash patient and she just charges me a flat rate "office visit" every time even if I need procedures like cortisone shots.

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When you're there, mention again to the derm who is examining you that you don't have insurance and they might charge only for a 'level 1 established patient visit', which is a low maintenance type of visit when the patient is well-known to them.

Is that "Level 1" the same thing as "cash patient"? I tell my derm I'm self-insured/cash patient and she just charges me a flat rate "office visit" every time even if I need procedures like cortisone shots.

That does sound like it; she's being considerate. The terminology might be different on different office forms and some might even have a different charge (as yours does) for those who don't have insurance.

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