I was charged for that? FAQ’s
Parents are often surprised to learn that a procedure or service that they assumed was part of the office visit was actually a separate charge. Depending on your particular insurance benefits, a percentage of the charge for these services may be patient responsibility.
Below is a list of our most common services and procedures that are billed in addition to your office visit:
Newborn well child visits begin at one month of age. Until then, we will see your baby at scheduled newborn follow up visits.
At a newborn follow-up visit, there may be a charge for:
- A blood draw (if a repeat PKU is needed)
- frenotomy (tongue clip)
- foreskin manipulation
- silver nitrate cauterizations of the navel.
At your child’s well** visit, there are separate charges for:
- blood draws
- vaccine administrations
- developmental screening
- hearing evaluation
- vision screening
- anxiety disorder
- substance abuse
** If your child is ill and needs treatment at the time of your routine well visit, we may charge for a sick visit in addition to your well visit.
At sick visits, there may be separate charges for:
- blood draws
- strep tests
- flu tests
- RSV tests
- mono tests
- any medications given
- administration of an injection
- removal of wax (cerumen) in the ear
- removal of any foreign object in the ears, nose, or skin
- nebulizer treatments
- pulse ox
- drainage of an abscess
- burn dressings
- treatment of nursemaid’s elbow
- application of splints
- wart removal
If your child has been prescribed an inhaled medication, there will be a charge to teach the proper use of the inhaler so that your child receives the full benefit of the medication.
There is a $10 charge for all camp, sports, and school forms that are not presented at the time of your child’s physical. All forms have a 48 hour turnaround.
We hope that making our parents aware of these additional charges will help to clarify our billing process and avoid any misunderstanding. If you are unsure if your insurance covers these procedures and services, please call the customer service number on your insurance card.