Queen Street Clinic-Alexandria VA. / Medical service bait and switch
Before being fully diagnosed I was asked for my credit card and charged $225.00 for a visit that was advertised as $65.oo for an office visit. The owner Anne, claimed thata 2min. swab for strep cost $80.00, and for sitting in her restroom for 15 min. on a nebulizer was another $80.00. I was having trouble with raspy breathing, and heard about this affordable clinic on the local TV news.This was supposedly a clinic for those without medical insurance and was to be low cost. I was writted two prescriptions, and advised to fill them at either Target or Wal-Mart (lower cost). I was the only patient in the clinic and was rushed through the process as if there was a waiting room full of people. Her (Anne's) only response to this exorbitant cost was that it would have been more if I went to an emergrncy room. That cavalier attitude made me want to inform any others that they might want to go to a "regular" doctor and have a more thorough examination. Buyer beware!