About to get my first credit card, should I worry about debt I owe from before?

I know nothing about credit scores and ordered my first credit card to start building credit history but I’ve had this debt from a year and half ago, about $2k to a hospital that I don’t care about paying off because I was dropped off there by a cop (I was super drunk). Debt collectors were calling me for months but I’ve ignored them. Would this affect me at all with no credit history if I start to build one?