First trip to the clinica in 2010

What new year would be complete without a trip to the urgent care clinic?

This post will be short and brief and is only intended to give mad props to Clinica Santa Maria since I had quite a pleasant experience there from 11 p.m. to approximately 1 a.m. as I was waiting for test results and medication to snap me out of my state of misery.

Going to the urgent care clinic is never supposed to be comfortable and pleasant by the mere nature of the word “urgent.” But somehow this clinic pulled it off and trust me, it was daunting enough to deal with my issue in a “foreign” country. I spent all day debating about what to do … for whatever reason, everything in Santiago either seems harder than it needs to be or is made harder because I create all kinds of ‘what-if’ worst-case scenarios in my head. G and I actually got into a quasi-fight over this exact thing because it was making me hesitate to go to the clinic in the first place. Ultimately he won that argument, I went, I saw, I was impressed and I was made whole again (thanks to $40 USD worth of 500 mg antibiotics.)

Well, now 2010 can officially begin, folks!

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4 thoughts on “First trip to the clinica in 2010

  1. Yep Santa Maria is also my clinica of choice, although hopefully this year I will be spending a significantly lower amount of time there.

    Seba and I got into the same fight…and actually I went to other places and had HORRIBLE experiences, hospital la Catolica, one of those docs that comes to your home, amongst others. And then finally gave in and went to CSM. They had my loyalty before but then after the accident they got it even more.

    Hope those antibiotics are working!

  2. Oh no! I hope it wasn´t anything serious! It´s good to know that Santa Maria is recommended. I haven´t yet had to go to a clinic and if I did, I wouldn´t know where I to go. I´ll keep Santa Maria in mind!

    Hope you get better soon!

  3. I had a bad experience at the urgent care at La Catolica where I also desperately needed some antibiotics and I went alone because it was closer to my house and the doctor hit on me then added me as a friend on Facebook. The visit was expensive I thought, but my antibiotics were insanely cheap, like 2 dollars. They also gave me a prescription for a pain killer that ended up being like 40 dollars, but I didn't fill it. I figured I could tough it out.

    Hope you feel better.

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