Woman Billed $700 After Sitting in a Waiting Room for 7 Hours and Leaving Without Receiving Treatment

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A woman, who left a hospital emergency room after waiting 7 hours to be seen, has been billed despite not being treated…

Taylor Davis arrived at Emory Healthcare ER in Georgia after she suffered a head injury…

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But after waiting an outrageous 7 hours to be seen, she decided to just go home without receiving treatment.

To her surprise, just weeks after her visit, she was landed with a whopping $700 bill, for what can only be described as poor service…

“I sat there for 7 hours. There’s no way I should be sitting in an emergency room.. an emergency room for seven hours,” Davis told WAGA. “I didn’t get my vitals taken, nobody called my name. I wasn’t seen at all.” 

After recieving the bill, she phoned the hospital, thinking there must have been a mistake…

However, the representative that answered confirmed the bill was in fact correct and that it is normal hospital protocol “even if you’re just walking in and you’re not seen.”

Davis added: “When you type in your social, that’s it, you’re going to get charged regardless.”

According to an email sent to her by patient financial services about the surprise fee, “you get charged before you are seen. Not for being seen.”

It’s otherwise known as an “emergency room visit fee” or a “facility fee.”

After the whole ordeal Davis said: “I’m very reluctant to go to the hospital now. That’s kind of like the last resort now. Seeing that they’re able to bill you for random things, it doesn’t make me want to go. So that’s not good.”

At the time, Emory Healthcare sent a statement to WAGA, writing: “Emory Healthcare takes all patient concerns seriously and appreciates this has been brought to our attention. Our teams are currently looking into this matter and will follow up directly with the individual.”