POLICIES & INFO

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POLICIES

We accept most insurance plans, and we have a billing department in our office that handles filing the insurance and sending out the bills. We ask that you take care of your co-pay percentage of uncovered expenses, and full payment until your deductible is met at each visit. You can call 318-443-9634, ext 3, during office hours to speak to our billing department if you have a question about your insurance or bill.

Please bring a copy of your insurance card every visit, and notify us of any change in insurance companies, address change, or any change with your status with us.

 

If you are expecting another child, please let us know, so we can prepare a packet for the newest member of your family. Contact us today to schedule your new parent consultation!

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FORM COMPLETION FEE

We receive many requests for shot records, letters and to fill out various forms, all of which involve increased administrative time and financial resources in excess of what is normally needed to complete your child’s medical record.  As a result, it is our office policy to charge for the review and completion of any form or letter as follows:

  • Form Fee:  $20.00

  • If form is brought in and completed at the time of an office visit, there is no charge as it is included with your visit.

  • No form will be completed for any patient who has not had a well-child checkup in our office in more than 12 months.

  • There is no charge for authorizations for schools to administer medication that Rhodes Pediatric Clinic has prescribed.  This does not include over the counter medication that schools require a medication label for (i.e. Tylenol, Pepcid, Claritin, etc.).

  • Payment is due prior to the completion of the form.

  • Turnaround time for form completion is usually fewer than 3 business days, but we request up to one week for completion.  We will not interrupt our patient’s care to fill out forms.

  • ASAP/Same Day requests will have a fee of $15.00 in addition to the standard form fee.

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INSURANCE

Most insurance plans accepted
• Blue Cross/Blue Shield
• United Health Care
• Tricare
• Cigna
• IMA
• PPO Plus
• Aetna
• CHRISTUS USFHP
• CHRISTUS Health Plan
• Not credentialed with Medicaid

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MEDICAL RELEASE FORMS

If you would like a copy of your child’s medical records, please complete our Medical Release Form and return it to Rhodes Pediatric Clinic by email, mail, fax or in person with a copy of a valid photo.

DOWNLOAD YOUR FORMS HERE

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IMMUNIZATIONS

It is the policy of Rhodes Pediatric Clinic to adhere to the recommendations and schedule set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Center for Disease Control, and the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices for fully immunizing children. Although we respect your decisions regarding the care of your children, please seek another pediatrician if you cannot follow the recommended immunization schedule.