*** This post if rated R - there is swearing in it *** Back in April I had to go to the ER for the first time in my life. Turns out I had a staph infection in my leg. It was very minor and all the doc did was look at my leg, say it was staph and then wrote me a scrip for some antibiotics. The only reason I went to the ER was because it was the only thing open at the time I realized I needed to get the thing checked out - it was a late Sunday night. I have medical insurance so the only thing I paid out of pocket was my ER copay. OK, no big deal. The total bill ended up being about $1500!! My insurance covered half so I am responsible for the remaining half. I get the bill in the mail and it says I can pay it online and provides the website. I go to the website and try to log in: it wants my patient/account number, my DOB and the last four of my SSN. Every time I try to log in it says there is no record of my info found. On their end, either my DOB and/or SSN is incorrect. I have tried logging in several times and it's the same thing each time - no account found. So, again repeatedly, I have called the phone number they provide to pay over the phone. It's automated and the answering systems wants the same info the website does. Again, I enter my info and it says there is no account matching that info. So I transfer over to an actual person to get this figured out. Here's where I'm getting pissed: once I transfer over to get a real person, I get three different rings followed by three different automated messages. The first message says I'm being transfered to a representative. The next one says the call my be recorded, blah blah blah and the last repeats and thanks for me holding and someone will take my call shortly blah blah blah. OK, fine, I'll chill on hold. Well, either one of two things happens: I sit on hold (I've waited almost half hour once) or, it rings and sounds like someone answers but it's just dead silence - no automoated messages, no ****ty music - and I've waited on that dead silence for about ten minutes each time it happens and nothing more happens. Point being, apparently there is no way I can get in touch with these people. Now, after three months of repeatedly trying to pay my bill via the only two methods they provide, I can't get through to them either way. So I say **** it - I'm done with these *******s. If they don't care and/or are not competent enough to have systems that work, then I'm not going to care anymore either. I'm trying but they sure don't seem to be. My question is: what happens to medical bills that don't get paid? Will this eventually show up as a huge negative on my credit? What are my options if these jerk-offs don't seem to really want my money? CLIFFS: Went to the ER earlier this year I have medical insurance which only paid half the bill I can't pay the remainder (physically, not financially) but not for lack of trying I now say "**** it" I'm not paying - they don't care, then I don't care either Will this unpaid bill hurt my credit?