Need help figuring out how to get admitted!
Main Question: We're from California, my sister is on medical and we're trying to figure out how to get to the Mayo Clinic in AZ.
History: My sister has a lot of things going on, but the main thing that we're concerned about is that she literally has less than 10 food items she can eat, and most of them have almost no protein. We've seen our doctors in Kaiser about this multiple, MULTIPLE times, but they are at a loss as to how to help, and the turn around is so slow we're worried she's going to get more sensitivities and the food list will just keep growing smaller. She does not get anaphylaxis, but when she eats something she is "allergic" too aka has a sensitivity to, she gets extremely nauseous to the point she will throw it up. She also has diarrhea every day for most BMs. This is just so people know the main problem.
We called the appointment center today, but it was very discouraging. Basically the GI specialist is not taking new patients, and the call ended. We need to see someone who can actually help her, or she will die from malnutrition. Does anyone know the proper steps to take to figure out how we get admitted, and then the whole insurance angle? We'd love to call and talk to a Mayo person, but the appointment center was the only number we've been given! We're working on getting a referral from our actual doctor in the Kaiser system, but I'm posting here because we are desperate and need help.
Thanks in advance!