There's only one problem here 9th. Many states do NOT have the free clinics that California has, ~oh~~ that they did....... Free clinics may mean having to wait long hours to be seen in crowded rooms full of large families, but by golly, they get the job done. I think many other states have no such thing, and in fact if you have no insurance you will not even be seen at a hospital.
I agree that such strong pain in the head which lasts for several days and causes such severe symptoms needs to be checked out. It could be very serious and require immediate specific attention. Yes, we need to be responsible in handing out information to individuals who could posibly have a life threatening condition.
I always say use conventional medicine for what they do best: DIAGNOSTICS. Once you're armed with that, thank them and seek something better than Cut, Poison and Burn.