If you are considering the idea of seeking out chiropractic care in Vancouver WA, one of your first major worries is likely whether or not your health insurance plan will cover your visits.
The first thing you should know is that, in many cases, your health insurance plan will cover some or all of the cost of seeing a chiropractor. At Family and Sports Chiropractic Clinic, we know how important it is for you to understand what your out-of-pocket expenses might be, so it is our goal to help you find out.
When you first call our office, we will take your insurance information and call your provider for you to get a rundown of your benefits. During this time, we also encourage you to look through your insurance benefits and get a grasp of the conditions of your chiropractic coverage.
We do this because sometimes what they tell you and what they tell us is different. That way we can make sure that everyone is on the same page before chiropractic services begin.
Sometimes your insurance company will say you have chiropractic benefits, but you have a large deductible you have to meet before chiropractic services are covered. Sometimes they will cover a certain percentage until you meet a deductible. So you may not have full chiropractic visit benefits right away.
Do you need a referral?
In some cases, your insurance company will require you to have a referral from your general care physician before they will cover chiropractic services. If this is the case, simply discuss your pain management plan with your doctor at your next appointment and see if they would give you a referral to our clinic.
Do you have a copay or deductible to meet?
In many cases, your insurance plan will have a copay for chiropractic services. This amount is typically fairly inexpensive and you will pay it at each visit to our office. You also may have a deductible that you will need to meet in order for your insurance to kick in and begin covering your visits. If this is the case, you will end up paying for your visits out-of-pocket until your deductible is met. You also may have an “out-of-pocket maximum” on your insurance. Usually, once you meet your deductible, your insurance will cover a portion, and you will pay the remaining percentage. Only until your out-of-pocket max is met will your chiropractic visits be fully covered by your insurance company. Whatever the case may be, we can help you with understanding the actual benefits.
In the situation where you have to meet a deductible before they will cover your visits, we are here to help.
If you need to pay for your visits out of pocket, but find the entire amount daunting, it’s ok! We know how hard it can be to afford the cost up front and offer payment plans that fit your budget. This way you can receive the chiropractic care you need without breaking the bank.
We like to remind our patients that every insurance company is different and every plan is different. So if you suspect that you will be needing chiropractic care at some point or another, it is always a good idea to shop for a plan to is conducive to that.
At Family and Sports Chiropractic Clinic, around 60% of the patients coming through the doors have health insurance that covers some portion of their chiropractic care.
If you are in need of a chiropractor in Vancouver WA and are not sure where to start, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We will simply take down your insurance information and your name and help you find out. We will give your insurance company a call, and then call you right back to let you know what types of benefits your insurance offers. Typically we can get back to you within a day to fill you in. Ultimately, we want you to have full knowledge of your benefits, because only then can you take control of your overall health.
Please contact our office at Family and Sports Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more about our costs and services. Our goal is to help you live a pain-free life, from your spine to your checkbook!