POLICIES & INFO
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!
There is a $30 fee for Saturday Walk-In Clinic. The fee enables Rhodes Pediatric to provide you with the same high-quality healthcare you have come to rely on outside of the usual clinic hours.
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.
LATE ARRIVALS, CANCELLATIONS AND NO SHOWS
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to all ow for check-in and any paperwork.
We require a 24-hour notice to cancel or reschedule an appointment. For appointments scheduled within 24 hours of the appointment time, a 2-hour notice is required.
If you arrive 15 minutes late to your appointment, you have missed your appointment; therefore, a late cancellation fee will be charged whether you are seen then or not.
Failure to give proper notice for cancellation or reschedule will result in:
A $25.00 charge for missed vaccine appointments or late cancellations, per child
A $25.00 charge for the first missed appointment, per child
A $50.00 charge for the second missed appointment, per child
A $75.00 charge for the third missed appointment, per child
Your family could be subject to dismissal for a third or subsequent missed appointment
Most insurance plans accepted
• Blue Cross/Blue Shield
• United Health Care
• PPO Plus
• CHRISTUS USFHP
• CHRISTUS Health Plan
• Not credentialed with Medicaid
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.
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.