We never went to the doctor, but only because we never had health insurance, lol. When I broke my arm I went, though! I needed stitches in my knee, but my parents couldn't afford it so we glued/taped it. Thankfully, when I split my chin (bottom of my chin, that is) open I was being babysat by my mother's friend, so she paid for the stitches because she never should have let me sit on a picnic table to begin with, lol. We got insurance when I was a teenager, though, and it was really nice to not have to hear my mother say, "DON'T DO THAT WE DON'T HAVE INSURANCE" rofl
I'm pretty sure my mother would have taken me to the hospital (freaking out all the way) for a bat, though.