Patient charged £32 by clinic ‘just for CRYING in front of the doctor’ after she had to wait for an appointment

A PATIENT has been charged £32 by a health clinic for reportedly crying in front of the doctor after she had to wait for an appointment.

The bizarre incident happened in the US, where a cold-hearted clinic charged a woman for "emotional and behavioural assessment" for tearing up.

New York-based YouTuber Camille Johnson shared the tale on Twitter explaining her sister has a rare disease and has been struggling to find appropriate care.

She posted a picture of the bill with the caption: "My little sister has been really struggling with a health condition lately and finally got to see a doctor. They charged her $40 for crying."

The YouTuber said her sister "got emotional because she feels frustrated and helpless."

She added: "One tear in and they charged her $40 without addressing why she is crying, trying to help, doing any evaluation, any prescription, nothing."


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Camille noted that her sister got charged for her tears more than some of her tests that cost between $15 and $30.

She said: "They charged her more for crying than they did for a vision assessment test.

"They charged her more for crying than for a hemoglobin test.

"They charged her more for crying than for a health risk assessment.

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"They charged her more for crying than for a capilary blood draw."

Her post received hundreds of supporting comments with many Twitter users sharing their own experiences with extra charges for crying.

One said: "Tell me you live in America without telling me that you live in America"

Another one commented: "I mean, they charge a mother for holding her baby after it's born so this doesn't surprise me in the least"

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One wrote: "a nurse once used a qtip on my daughter's ear to get a better view with the otoscope and we got charged a bunch for the 3 second twirl.

"once when getting a vax, a nurse asked who my doc was i said "i don't have one", she said "you should get one" and charged my $80 for the advice".

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