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  •  but you might find free care available here: (8+ / 0-)

    Go to this site to see if there is a Community Health Center Near You.

    These are federally funded centers for medical AND dental care for those with little or no ability to pay, who do not have health insurance.

    Don't delay checking this site for some assistance.

    And, FYI, it is most definitely illegal to give a prescribed medication, especially a narcotic to anyone other than the person to whom it was prescribed.  I know, I work in a small primary care medical office.

    Best of luck to you.

    •  Thanks Angie (5+ / 0-)

      The link that popped up is a place that recently announced cutbacks.  Doesn't that figure?  I'll check it out though.  They might be able to help.

      We are all droogie6655321

      by Buckeye BattleCry on Sat Jan 31, 2009 at 01:50:27 PM PST

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      •  Those public announced cutbacks (4+ / 0-)

        are mostly due to State reductions in funding, it appears that the new Stimulus bill may contain funding to offset those funds.

        Either way, it can't hurt to make a couple of quick web searches and phone calls.

        The only caveat?  Getting seen may take a while for medical care (getting an appointment other than for urgent needs), however, the local community health center here in SW WA offers dental and that clinic always has a walk-in policy open if you can come at opening (usually around 8 am local time) and wait for a cancellation to not show on time.

        Your situation sounds urgent to me, and an infected tooth socket can quickly end you up in an ER or worse!

        Be well (or at least, better!).

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