For many of my patients, I can take the place of a primary care physician. Because you can message me online during business hours, I am often able to take care of acute requests. For example, prescribing an antibiotic for a minor infection. This service is available ONLY to patients enrolled in a Membership Plan. Patients who are paying by visit will be required to schedule an appointment and will be charged at the hourly rate of $350.
It is important to note the following, however:
- Heron Wellness does not fulfill an insurance company’s requirement for an in-network primary care physician as we are not in-network with any insurance plan.
- We will make every effort to make you fully aware of any additional lab fees that may be incurred and to give you the opportunity to choose which lab tests you feel comfortable paying for.
- I cannot provide 24-hour, 365-day-per-year care. There will be times when you will need to use your insurance to be seen in an urgent care or emergency department.
The cost of any services provided by Heron Wellness that are not included in the episode of care fee will be billed to you directly.
Non-Heron Wellness medical expenses such as lab tests and prescription medications may be covered by a member’s health insurance plan per that plan’s rules.
Heron Wellness will not submit a medical claim to insurance on your behalf. We cannot assist you with claim resolution for our services.
We will provide you with a detailed billing summary that you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement. There may be procedures or lab tests that are not covered depending on your plan’s rules.
Membership fees cannot be submitted to insurance companies.