Jan 16, 2012 - 11:34 am
Some of you know I have moved from the US to Denmark. I have not been here a month. I am set up as a resident so I have access to the health system.
I got referred to the gyn for cervical cancer....an error of course. The cervical cancer dept sent me a letter that referred me back to my doctor for labs confirming the diagnosis. I called said dept and advised it was OVC. I told them I already had all the labs, scans, treatment..etc documented for OVC. I just needed to know where I was supposed to go or which was the right dept to be referred to.
The cervical cancer people told me they do not deal with ovaries so I should go back to the assigned GP for the correct referral. OK, so since I was speaking to the gyn dept, I asked, "Ok which dept deals with ovaries?" They did not know go back to GP.
Great so I call the number on the back of the insurance card and tell them my story. Once I finish the lady tells me, this line is for Danish people who have had emergencies outside of Denmark and need care. But she was nice enough to repeat go back to GP for referral to gyn dept. I explained the run around and she said not much to do but go back for GP and hope for a correct referral.