Depending on your child’s age, gender, family history and other personal circumstances, we may advise more extensive blood tests, vision screen, hearing screen, x-rays or other appropriate tests. We want you to be aware that there is a possibility that some of these preventive tests or screenings may not be covered or fully paid by your insurance provider. Chronic conditions, reflux, allergies, fever, asthma, behavioral difficulties, medication refills, ear pain, headache, cough, stomach pain, sore throat typically require the patient pay a copay, deductible payment or coinsurance.
Evaluating and treating new or existing medical problems during this visit falls under “medical management” and is not a part of wellness care as defined by your health care insurance company and the Affordable Care Act. However, we understand that your time is valuable and we strive, when time permits, to address your medical concerns along with your wellness visit (essentially, two visits on the same day). Accordingly, an additional office visit or other service provided will require copay, coinsurance or any applicable deductible payment.