Insurance & Other Payment Options
It is a common misconception that one must have health insurance in order to
see a family physician. This is not true. We gladly accept cash
paying patients. We also have the capability to accept credit and
debit/ATM cards as payment options, for your convenience.
If you expect to use your insurance to cover your
office visit, please remember to bring a copy of your card/insurance information
with you (or consider faxing it to us in advance of your appointment). Unless
we are able to verify eligibility by the time of the appointment, you will be
responsible for payment at the time of the visit.
Why do we require proof of insurance? We have no choice,
really. Think of it in terms of shopping at a store. When the cashier asks for
payment, you can't say that "I have Visa" and not show them your card.
Without your credit card, you either pay by cash/check or leave empty handed.
Similarly, patients cannot expect us to provide services simply by telling us
that they have coverage with a particular insurance company if they have no
proof of this.
(If you have insurance coverage, but have not yet received
your card, simply provide us with enough information to verify the coverage.
This usually entails obtaining the information from the human resources person
of your company.)
HMO and PPO products: Contracted through Graybill Medical Group and SCMG (Sharp Community Medical Group).