Recently, I had the occasion to be in a pediatrician's office. The waiting room was kid friendly with a TV playing children's programs, small tables and chairs, and fun pictures on the wall. The one thing that caught my attention though was the sign at the check in desk notifying patients that if they book an appointment after 5pm that there will be an additional $25 charge that may not be covered by their insurance.
I was shocked to see this penalty. (They are only open until 6pm)
What are your thoughts?
Have you encountered an upcharge at a healthcare providers office?
Do you think it's fair?