About Your Insurance
There are two types of health insurance that will help pay for your eye care services & optical products. You may have both types & Primary Eye Care Associates, OD PA accepts most insurance plans in both categories: Vision plans (such as VSP, EyeMed & others) & Medical insurance (such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare and others). We will help you determine how to use your insurance most effectively.
- Vision plans only cover routine vision wellness exams, along with eyeglasses & contact lenses. Vision plans do not cover medical eye care (the diagnosis, management or treatment of eye health problems).
- Medical insurance must be used for medical eye care such as special testing for diabetes or glaucoma or for medical eye problems like headaches, itchy eyes, dry eyes, blurred vision, etc.
- If you have both types of insurance plans, it may be necessary for us to bill some services to one plan & some services to the other. We will follow a procedure called coordination of benefits to do this properly and to minimize your out-of-pocket expense.
If some fees are not paid by your insurance, we will bill you for them, such as deductibles, co-pays or non-covered services as allowed by the insurance contract.
Please provide your insurance cards to our staff member so we can make a copy. We need to have your medical insurance card or Medicare card on file in case we should need it in the future for billing your insurance.
At Primary Eye Care Associates, OD, PA and Dr. Steven Satterfield, we offer a new patient form new patients to fill out before their appointment. If you have any questions or concerns while filling out this form, feel free to call our office at (828) 355-4791. Our staff will be happy to help answer your questions or offer more information about your appointment at our office.