For Patients

Insurance

Our office accepts coverages provided by a number of health plan and insurance carriers. For those not aware of the distinction, per a Wikipedia entry on the subject:

Historically, HMOs tended to use the term 'health plan', while commercial insurance companies used the term 'health insurance'. A health plan can also refer to a subscription-based medical care arrangement offered through HMOs, preferred provider organizations, or point of service plans.

The following represents the latest in an ever growing list of companies whose coverages we accept:

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross CMSP
  • Blue Cross Medi-Cal
  • Blue Shield
  • CA Dept of Corrections
  • Cal Optima
  • Hill Physicians
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • US Dept of Labor

Please contact your health insurance provider prior to your appointment to verify benefits and coverage, and to confirm the status of our office as a participating provider.

If you are being seen for a work-related injury, be sure you have contacted a Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) Information and Assistance (I&A) Unit. The 24 DWC offices in California provide information and assistance on rights, benefits and obligations under California's workers' compensation laws. I&A officers help resolve disputes without formal proceedings, their goal being to get injured workers full and timely benefits, and their services are free.

Payment

Depending on the type and extent of your coverage, you may be asked to make a payment when checking in. Any copayment, coinsurance, or deductible amounts are due at the time of your visit. In addition, if you require surgery, a payment request may be made prior to scheduling.

Also, please remember to bring your insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid card with you to your office visit; if you do not bring your card, we will ask that you pay at the time of your visit.

For your convenience, we accept a number of forms of payment.