This place is like a woman-processing plant! Women everywhere, moving efficiently through various rooms undergoing various female-related tests and screenings administered by a host of mostly female clinicians.
One pays up front--there seems to be some sort of discount for those without coverage (either that, or the magic words I uttered at the cashier's desk as instructed by my doctor was a special incantation specific to that particular medical practitioner)--and then, after a very short wait, one is ushered into the first testing room.
Free wifi is available throughout the building; I was able to do a little work on an online course I am taking while waiting for one of the tests.
Once all three tests were complete, I was free to go, with instructions to return on Monday afternoon to pick up the results.
The price for this private testing, and appointments with private doctors here, are relatively inexpensive, and as I wrote in a previous blog post, it is tempting to hanker after such an affordable and efficient system. However, I must remind myself that I am only tempted because I have the luxury--as a member of the middle class--to be able to afford a modestly priced private system. The sacrifices I make here to get quick and detailed private healthcare are minimal. The same would not be not be true for people living in poverty here in Argentina, or at home in North America.