While visiting friends in California in 2013, I had to go to the ER for severe abdominal pain. I filled out my medical history and sat waiting in the waiting room for 2 hours. As time passed, my pain disappeared so I told the desk nurse I felt better and would like to leave and she let me. I didn´t even have my temperature taken. I received a bill for $300. The bill didn’t name a single service because I literally received no medical care at all. In any other situation, I would have been really annoyed but since I was covered, my travel medical insurance spared me the stress.