How You Can Apply a Personal Loan for a Medical Emergency

When it comes to your health, you shouldn’t have to feel like you’re unable to get the care you need because you don’t have the money to fund medical expenses. Whether you’ve had multiple doctor’s visits and the bills are piling up or you’ve run into a medical emergency, you have the option to turn to loans for medical bills.

Can You Take Out a Loan for Medical Expenses?

Yes, you may be able to take out a personal loan for a medical emergency. In fact, you may be able to take out a personal loan for virtually anything. There are many different types of loans. Two major categories of loans are secured and unsecured loans. Personal loans are unsecured loans, meaning that there is no collateral except for your promise to pay back your lender.

How You Can Use Personal Loans for Medical Bills

You may want to use a medical loan to help pay for any of the following:

  • Medical emergencies
  • High insurance deductibles
  • Out-of-network doctor visits
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Elective surgery
  • Dental procedures
  • Weight loss surgeries
  • Ongoing medical treatments

What Happens If You Can’t Pay Your Medical Bills?

You have several options to choose from if you are unable to pay your medical bills, such as:

  • Negotiate the balance with your healthcare provider’s billing department.
  • Ask if you’re able to opt in for medical financing or if there’s a payment plan option.
  • Pay your medical expenses with a credit card.
  • Find out what is covered under your insurance plan (if you have an insurance provider).
  • Take out a loan for your medical bills.

If your healthcare provider doesn’t offer medical financing, you may be able to take out a personal loan, in the form of an installment loan, for a medical emergency. At MaxLend, we offer short-term installment loans, which you can repay in installments over a set period of time. Installment loans are an alternative solution to payday loans. While these types of loans aren’t listed specifically as medical loans, it’s up to you how you use the funding.

Same Day Funding* & Next Day Loans with MaxLend

At MaxLend, we understand that you may be struggling with money. We know that finding or making money to cover medical expenses may be stressful. Don’t sacrifice getting the care you need because you’re worried about not being able to pay your medical bills. At MaxLend, you can apply for cash online to see if you qualify for one of our quick loans. After approval, your money will be deposited into your bank account as soon as today.

For more information on how you can apply for a fast loan for a medical emergency, how you can use your loans for medical bills, or for information on the MaxLend loan loyalty rewards program, contact us today. We’re available 24/7 at 877-936-4336.

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*Same Day Funding is available on business days where pre-approval, eSignature of the loan agreement and completion of the confirmation call, if a call is required, have occurred by 11:45 a.m. Eastern Time and a customer elects ACH as payment method. Customers who complete this process by 1:30 p.m. Eastern on business days may still receive funds on the same day, but some banks may not disburse the funds until the next business day. Other restrictions may apply. Certain financial institutions do not support same day funded transactions. When Same Day Funding is not available, funding will occur the next business day.


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