We are known as an "out of network provider". If you have a PPO (or some EPO’s), those providers sometimes have policies that enable you to pick your own provider. This means you can see an "out of network" provider as we are, and then pay for the appointment out of your own pocket at the time of service. You then turn in a “superbill” (we provide) to your insurance provider and get reimbursed for a fixed agreed on portion per your contracted amount with your provider. If you have an HMO (like Kaiser), then you would not have any coverage with our office.
We can offer a sliding scale rate if payment amount is unaffordable (see adjacent note). The best approach is, if your not sure what kind of a provider you have, or think you might have a “pick your own provider” coverage, either way, call your provider, and ask what your coverage is... amount per session- fixed like $90, or a percentage like 70% of the visit charge. Additoinally, ask if you have a deductible, or minimum you must spend in a calander year before coverage kicks in.