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Hey, guys i just have a question... How much does a M.R.I cost?
Because i have been having headaches/migraines everyday for like a few years now and i went to the doctor yesterday they said "Go to the optometrist and see if its your eyes thats the problem, if not come back, and we can write a referal to get an MRI"

So how much would it cost???
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#4
Australia doesn't have free healthcare? I swear every time I learn something about that country I like it less and less.

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#5
Very very expensive, especially without insurance. When I got a CAT Scan done it was roughly $10,000. After insurance, it was about $2,000. I'd imagine an MRI is just as expensive, if not more expensive.
#6
Go to an MRI facility at night and give yourself one. Way cheaper then paying out the ass for a doctor to tell you you're about to go insane and die in a month.
#8
Mine cost about $5000 (U.S.) it was a single scan no contrast needed.

Insurance took care a 80% of it. I don't know what kind of healthcare system you have in Oz.
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Very very expensive, especially without insurance. When I got a CAT Scan done it was roughly $10,000. After insurance, it was about $2,000. I'd imagine an MRI is just as expensive, if not more expensive.


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#11
here in australia we've got awesome universal health care


It really shouldn't be that much.
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Do you have insurance? Last summer, I spent two weeks in the hospital. Got a CT scan, and MRI, bone marrow biopsy, EKG, and like 80 blood tests. Never even got a bill. If not, uhhh, good luck?
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Very very expensive, especially without insurance. When I got a CAT Scan done it was roughly $10,000.

Would rather die if I had to pay that much.
Luckily I'm insured with some crappy thing.
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#15
well i am on a healthcare/medicare thing but im only 15 and apparently we dont have insurance so we have to pay, there goes easter...
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well i am on a healthcare/medicare thing but im only 15 and apparently we dont have insurance so we have to pay, there goes easter...

That isn't how things work in this country... Go to the doctor. Your financials will be fine.
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That isn't how things work in this country... Go to the doctor. Your financials will be fine.

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well i am on a healthcare/medicare thing but im only 15 and apparently we dont have insurance so we have to pay, there goes easter...


lol.
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#19
You may need to pay first but medicare will rebate most if not all of it.
Australia's healthcare is amongst the best in the world (unless you need something done quickly)
Medicare basically pays for all procedures and tests as well as subsidising medicine.
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#20
I had an MRI a couple months ago. I think I had a $20 copay.

And I thought American healthcare was bad...
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#23
Well over here in Canada, for something like ''I've been having migraines'', could take you a little while to get in since there's other people higher up on the lists. Like, the ''I broke my back'' people or the ''I have cancer'' people. Just a priority list, that's the way it works. But if it's a doctor's referral then it's free. If it's just you being curious and not that big a deal, or you really want to go in like tomorrow, you can go to a private company and do it right there but you'll have to pay big time for it. My buddy had to get a shoulder MRI and didn't want to wait 6 months so he went to a private healthcare place and it cost him 500$ for a bunch of MRI angles of his shoulder with some kind of analysis report that came with it.

Then there's some exceptions, like my buddy who slightly busted his knee and had to get an MRI. His doctor sent him to the hospital with an appointment two weeks from then.
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#26
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Probably about £0 in a good country.


This. Also, in a good country they will send you for an MRI only if it's necessary and not because it's extremely profitable.
#27
Wouldn't it be nice if healthcare wasn't the only industry where prices aren't posted when you go in?
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#29
I live in the UK and about 2 weeks ago I had one done, which in total everything came to £350. We had it done via private medical care, so I'd imagine that the £350 would be a pretty honest price. That's from the U.K's perspective of course. I can't really comment on what the situation may be in Australia though.

Hope you start to feel better soon, or at least make progress in finding out what's wrong.
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> Being left for dead because you've not got free healthcare




> having to wait on a priority list because you do have free healthcare
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#35
Totally thought this thread was going to be you not wanting to be exposed as an edmodo multi.
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I tore a ligament in my foot. Was sat in a waiting room for less than an hour. Got an examination, then had an x-ray 10 minutes later. Got the results of the x-ray as soon as it was taken. Had a discussion with a doctor about the results and was on my way a few minutes later.

Cost me not a penny.

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#37
I don't know how much it is where you are, but I'm getting one this weekend and it's $400 with insurance.
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It isn't, of course not, but the vast majority of experiences with the NHS are similar to that. The NHS had its highest ever satisfaction rating before the start of this parliament.

Then... well...

Ok, that's fine. But your country has had free healthcare essentially since after WWII.
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> having to wait on a priority list because you do have free healthcare

> Because paying for your healthcare means you'll never be on a priority list

Seriously though TS, just go get your ****ing eyes tested. Its 90% likely that's the problem, or you're just permanently dehydrated because you don't drink at least 1.5 L of water each day.
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