Primo and I went to his first doctors appointment since the adoption. The weekend before this appointment I had received three letters pertaining to Primo's state health insurance. They were all very confusing and I'm still not sure what to do about insurance, but Primo woke up with a horrible ear ache on Monday and so we headed out to Primo's new doctors office.
Earlier in the month I found a male pediatrician whose skin color matches Primo's skin color. His office does not accept Primo's state provided health insurance, but I felt this pediatrician was the right one for Primo. So we added Primo to our own private health insurance, which is accepted at the practice. I had not realized that there would be no additional cost to add Primo to our health insurance.
I very much wish there was a class or some such thing to help out with all the post-adoption stuff like health insurance and birth certificates and social security numbers.
Anyway, the wonderful thing about the appointment was that instead of driving 37 miles round trip we only drove 11 miles! That cut our commute time down by 20-30 minutes! (depending on traffic)
There was a copay that we never had with the state insurance, but over all I'll take the short drive.
The needed prescription was covered by the state insurance, so there was not cost to us for that.
I wish I knew whether we can use both insurances or what the deal is, not sure who to talk to about it.
After 3+ years involved with foster care I have no inclination to spend time on the phone dealing with the state insurance plan, but I may have to???