When you schedule an appointment for our Campbell or Gilroy location, we are happy to work with your insurance company to check for coverage for visits and treatments. Many of the medical procedures and tests provided by South Bay Vascular are covered by insurance companies, though purely cosmetic treatments may not be covered.
We Go Above and Beyond.
We encourage all of our patients and inquiring patients to contact our front office with ANY financial/coverage concerns that you may have. You may also contact our billing department directly for more detailed information about your insurances and coverage. Our billing department is available Monday – Friday, 8:30-4:30 at
408-376-3626, ext 106.
What to Expect
Please note that regardless of the status of your insurance, each time you arrive for your scheduled office visit, you will be expected to sign in and to show your insurance card to the front desk before being seen by your provider.
Methods of Payment:
We accept cash, checks, VISA, and MasterCard. There is a $20 fee for any check that is returned.
As a courtesy to you, South Bay Vascular will bill your insurance company for your office visits. However, it is your responsibility to provide us with complete billing information and your insurance card. You will also be responsible for paying your co-pay at each visit.
South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is currently contracted to provide medical services with the following carriers. We are actively adding new carriers, so please call us directly to discuss your individual insurance carrier.
*Note: NOT contracted With: Covered California, Select PPO, Pathway PPO, some Gold, Silver, Platinum plans, IFP On-Exchange/Off-Exchange. Many of these plans may have a Covered California version of the plan; South Bay Vascular does not currently accept this insurance.
It is your responsibility to get each visit authorized by your primary care doctor. HMO’S do not reimburse out-of-network providers, which means that as the patient, you are responsible for the full amount charged by your doctor. All HMO patients need a referral from their primary care physician before we can see them in our practice.
Please keep track of the number of visits authorized and when they expire. If you are seen by Dr. Kokinos and you do not have an authorization, or your authorization has expired, or the number of visits has been exceeded, you will be responsible for payment for your office visit.
Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage
When you assign your Medicare benefits to an HMO, you no longer have to pay co-insurance fees. This kind of insurance plan is known as Medicare Advantage. Unfortunately, Medicare Advantage puts strict limits on your choice of doctors and allowable procedures. Only doctors in-network or contracted with your HMO can see you, meaning that you may need to change your current doctor. SBVC only accepts Medicare Advantage affiliated providers SCCIPA and AFFINITY, and only with a pre-authorization and referral letter from your primary care physician.