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Author Topic: Moving, new start and what not to do  (Read 985 times)

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Offline kentfrat1783

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Moving, new start and what not to do
« on: June 07, 2020, 11:51:07 am »
Hi All,

I had talked about it maybe a year and a half ago but the thought of moving has come up again and looking for a job and housing market.

My sister moved down to FL a year ago and I know when I've traveled south I have felt so much better.  I'm thinking a fresh start would be good for me. 

Now the questions.

1)  Who has moved interstate before?  If you have then what are your recommendations for someone that hasn't done that yet?

I am very well versed in moving but within the same state (19 times) but I'm sure the "new" state will surely be different.

2) Did you have any issues finding a new family doctor and specialist?  How did you go about finding them?

3) I'm sure moving in this pandemic isn't the best idea but it's going to be the new world so no time like the present.  Do you have any opinions?

Just trying to get a few questions answered to start so I can get the ball rolling and checklist created. 

Thanks for any advice and/or recommendations you have for me.

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Offline leatherman

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Re: Moving, new start and what not to do
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 03:50:09 pm »
when i moved to SC from OH just over 10 yrs ago, I googled up HIV docs in the area I was moving to. The local one was a community health center, so I googled up their financials to see if they were solvent. Then I researched the clinic's website to see what was what. I also scoped out the docs within a 50 mile driving range and compared websites, etc.

I also checked to make sure my health coverage would hold up with the move. I was using Medicaid/Medicare so there was a lot of paperwork I did in OH before moving so that by the time I got to SC their paperwork was easier to deal with.

hiv.gov has got info and a search of providers (at the bottom of the pg)
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

Offline MitchMiller

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Re: Moving, new start and what not to do
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2020, 11:52:25 pm »
The issue I've always had moving in general, is housing.  When I moved to NYC from DC, I was lucky to be able to have a friend find me an apartment, which was a near impossibility at that time. 
On my move to GA, I had to camp out at a friend's apartment while I waited to get into an apartment.
On my move to CA, my future landlord would not commit to me until I arrived in CA.  So I was forced to live in a Travel Lodge for ten days, waiting for my apartment to become available.  I had to get a social security card as part of the rental screening process.

Hopefully you can stay with your sister so that won't be a problem.


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