We accept almost any insurance company. We are preferred Network Providers for most of the health networks. We are providers for virtually all PPO’s, and if we are not, we can still treat you as out-of-network providers. Please feel free to contact us, or call us at (408) 945-0300 if you have any questions.
If you have HMO insurance Physician Medical Group (PMG), Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP) or Healthy Family and Santa Clara Independent Provider Association (SCIPPA), you must be registered as a patient for Silicon Valley Medical Clinic or of the clinic’s physician, Dr. Chawla Mehta. Call your IPA or HMO insurance and it should be easy to do this. If not, please call us at (408) 945-0300 and we will gladly help you. For HMO or MediCal, Dr. Chawla Mehta must be the primary care provider.
If you have MediCal insurance, you will need to enroll in SCFHP or Blue Cross MediCal, and register as a patient for Dr. Shivani Chawla Mehta. Call them and it should be easy to do this. For HMO or MediCal, Dr. Chawla Mehta must be the primary care provider.
We do not accept Kaiser, Sutter/PAMF, or other organizations for immigration labs. If you are having an immigration medical exam, we will work with your insurance to order and coordinate immunizations.
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Bring with you:
- A copy of your current insurance card
- A copy of your (or your child’s) immunization history
- A driver’s license or some other ID card for identification
Please Bring Your Insurance Card
We will submit a claim to all primary and secondary insurances. Please remember to bring your current insurance cards to your appointment. Once your insurance company has processed your claim, we will bill you for the remaining balance. Payments are expected upon receipt of your statement. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Cash, Checks, Debit Cards, Flexible Savings Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA).
If You Are Uninsured
If you are uninsured, or if we are unable to verify coverage, we require a minimum $120.00 payment at your first office visit which will be applied to your charges. We offer a 20% cash discount on physician’s services to uninsured, self paying patients paid prior to the service.
Frequently Asked Questions About Insurance
How Do Deductibles, Coinsurance and Copays Work?
When both you and your health insurance company pay part of your medical expense, it’s called cost sharing. Deductibles, coinsurance and copays are all examples. Understanding how they work will help you know when and how much you have to pay for care.
A deductible is the amount you pay for health care services before your health insurance begins to pay.
Let’s say your plan’s deductible is $3,500. That means for most services, you’ll pay 100 percent of your medical and pharmacy bills until the amount you pay reaches $3,500. After that, you share the cost with your plan by paying coinsurance and copays.
Coinsurance is your share of the costs of a health care service. It’s usually figured as a percentage of the amount we allow to be charged for services. You start paying coinsurance after you’ve paid your plan’s deductible.
Here’s how it works. Tara has allergies, so she sees a doctor regularly. She just paid her $2,500 deductible. Now her plan will cover 70 percent of the cost of her allergy shots. Lisa pays the other 30 percent; that’s her coinsurance. If her treatment costs $150, her plan will pay $105 and she’ll pay $45.
If Tara has a PPO plan, she has the option to see any doctor she wants. If she goes to an out-of-network doctor, her plan will still share the cost, but her percentage of coinsurance will be higher. And, if the medical service she gets is more than what her plan would pay for an in-network doctor, she’ll have to pay the difference. We are an In-Network Provider for most insurance companies.
A copay is a fixed amount you pay for a health care service, usually when you receive the service. The amount can vary by the type of service. You may also have a copay when you get a prescription filled.
For example, a doctor’s office visit might have a copay of $30. The copay for an emergency room visit will usually cost more, such as $250. For some services, you may have both a copay and coinsurance.
Please note that insurances usually do not cover aesthetics procedures, unless it is a medical necessity. We expect payment at the time of service.
We assign all unpaid accounts to an outside collection agency that reports to a national credit bureau. They will add additional penalties and interest to the unpaid amount. Any bounced NSF check will be charged a $35 fee plus other collection fees.
Physicians must follow accepted national guidelines when determining what your charges (level of service) will be. They must code your visit based upon what services were provided and cannot take into account particular health plan benefit designs. Consequently, we are unable to switch the visit reason and diagnosis in order for a claim to be covered by your insurance. If you think there is an error on your account, please contact the billing office immediately. We will review your concern with the physician and let you know the outcome.
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Allergies & Asthma
Covid 19 Testing & Vaccines
- Now Available - Pfizer bivalent booster (updated booster that includes the original virus strain and the omicron strain.) For ages six months and older who received their last dose 8 weeks prior.
- Vaccine for children under 5 years of age - FDA approved June 17th
- School Physicals*
- DOT/DMV Physicals*
- Pre-Employment Physicals*
*Not covered by insurance. $250 for each of the two types of physicals. These physicals are not considered an annual checkup.
- Pap Smears
- Breast Exams
- STD screening
- Contraceptive Counseling
- Preconception Counseling
- Cancer Screenings
- Weight-loss Counseling
- Acne & Skin Care
- Laser Hair Removal
- I-693 Immigration Medical Exams
- Immigration Labs
- Immigration Immunizations
- Wound Care
- Laceration Repair
- Incision & Drainage of Abscess
- Staple Removal
- Suture Removal
- Acute Sick Visits