Information regarding your insurance and your newborn;
Please add your baby to your insurance plan as soon as your child is born. Most insurance companies require that you add your newborn child within 30 days of birth. If this is not done, your insurance carrier can refuse to add them.
Delay or refusal to cover your child can be very expensive for you especially if any illness comes before insurance coverage.
We have experienced delays and financial loss because of insurance eligibility problem. Please present proof of insurance (your insurance card with child’s name on it) at your child’s two month check up. If you do not have proof of insurance, we will expect payment at the time of service. (Approximately $255.00 for well exam and immunizations).
For those patients who are on an HMO, POS, EPO plan, you will be required to select a Primary Care Provider (PCP) for your child.
If you are a HMO pt it is imperative that you select Dr. Anne, or Dr. Kaplan as your child’s PCP. If you have a different Provider on your insurance card, insurance will recognize as the MD on your card to be your provider and not doctors here at the office, please be sure to check when you receive your card that you have the right Primary Care Physician on your card in order to be seen at Noe Valley Pediatrics, if you have the wrong PCP please call your insurance ASAP to make the correct change.
Parents are able to get certain vaccinations here at Noe Valley Pediatrics, however we do not bill parents insurance. Payment is due at time of service for any vaccinations or services done in our office. We will give you the necessary information for you to bill your insurance.
Should you have any questions regarding your insurance, please contact Suzy in the billing department at 415-282-5501 or 707-577-8044.