If you plan to use your health insurance for your office visit, please bring your insurance card. Most insurance policies do not cover hearing aids or hearing aid-related services, but many do cover hearing testing and cochlear implant services.
We are contracted with several insurance companies, meaning we are “in-network” for those plans. We are happy to see you, even if we are an “out-of-network” provider. However, you will be asked to pay for your visit at the time of service and will be responsible to seek reimbursement from your insurance company.
The following is a list of insurance companies with whom we are contracted:
- Blue Shield
- United Healthcare
- Hill Physicians HMO
Coverage for hearing testing and hearing aids depends upon your individual insurance plan. Each private health insurer has hundreds of plans with different benefits. It is impossible for us to have in-depth knowledge of all plans. As a patient, it is your responsibility to know the benefits for your plan.
We will bill your insurance if we are an “in-network” provider, though we will collect any co-pays due at the time of the visit. If we are “out-of-network”, we will give you the information needed to submit your invoice and will ask you to pay for products and services at the time they are provided.
If you have questions about what your insurance plan will cover, please call your insurance company before your scheduled appointment. You may use our tax ID number (26-0283358) to inquire if we are participating provider.
In order for Medicare to cover hearing testing and cochlear implant services, you must be referred by a physician and we must have the written referral on file. You can ask your physician to fax the referral to us at (925) 676-8420. We cannot ask your physician for your referral; the request must come from you. Medicare and many Medicare supplemental plans do not pay for hearing aids.