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I need to get ...but if I went to hospital they would say I

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I need to get Librium...but if I went to hospital they would say I need a family ride home and can't do that...so how do I do it without involving family? This is embarrassing enough don't want to drag others into it
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No and no
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nope
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Hospitals often times will provide rides home to patients that don't have them

have you inquired about this?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No, I can drive, but one hospital a few years back wouldn't let me go unless someone signed me out, the place I am thinking of is closer to home, how do I ask about that and who? (Place is literally down the street from house)
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

You would ask the social worker in the ER.

They will generally call a cab for you

Do you have medicaid?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Do I call now to make sure? I am planning on being in tomorrow, An no Medicaid
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Yes, I would call and make sure

ask for the social worker

Tell them you are thinking of coming in but worried about a ride home

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
One last question-I live at home, been staying in hotels while having this issue-I pulled the sick card once for withdrawals and parents will be home tomorrow so if I'm really out of it what do I say to not make it seem wierd?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

You could say you had an infection

pneumonia or flu

can cause mental status changes

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for this question

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