- Are wellness visits covered by my insurance?
Most major insurance plans do not provide coverage for prevention and wellness because physicians can only order diagnostic tests if you are experiencing symptoms. Some supplemental plans, such as Aflac or other individual indemnity policies may have specific coverage or reimbursement clauses. Most major insurance plans do not provide coverage for prevention and wellness because physicians can only order diagnostic tests if you are experiencing symptoms. Some supplemental plans, such as Aflac or other individual indemnity policies may have specific coverage or reimbursement clauses. We can provide you with a detailed receipt that can be submitted to your insurance company, and you may be reimbursed. If covered, many plans will apply the evaluation costs towards your deductible. The goal of the EXCEL WELLNESS DIRECT PROGRAM is to identify individuals with significant disease through the use of all available technology before a problem occurs. In all cases, we appreciate and expect payment in full for our services at the time they are rendered, and in return, we pledge to provide you with exceptional attention and medical care as we place you on a life-long path of health and wellness.
- What are the costs for participating in this Program?
There is a fee for the initial consultation and is due at the time of the appointment. Additional pricing is based upon the diagnostic imaging and laboratory services established for each panel. Our EXCEL WELLNESS DIRECT PROGRAM offers several different panels: CANCER PANEL HEART DISEASE/STROKE PANEL BONE/RHEUMATIC PANEL COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH PANEL DIABETES PANEL Please contact one of our Wellness Care Coordinators for further information.
- When do I pay for services provided?
After your initial assessment with our medical staff has been completed, a comprehensive plan for your wellness will be compiled and you will be referred to our financial consultant to discuss payment options. Since insurance does not cover these services, we require pre-payment or payment arrangements to be established. Some of the available payment options are: PAYMENT PLANS – can be made by cash, check or VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. CARE CREDIT – a health care account with six months of free credit HSA (HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT) – allows you to pay for qualified medical expenses tax free and include many additional features. VIP PROGRAM ENROLLMENT – Enroll in this program and receive an additional 10% discount on all future diagnostic testing More detailed information will be provided to you during your consultation with our financial consultant.
- Where does my wellness evaluation and testing take place?
All consultations, evaluations, diagnostic and laboratory testing are done at our facility located in Southwest Houston at: EXCEL DIAGNOSTICS AND NUCLEAR ONCOLOGY CENTER 9701 Richmond Avenue Suite 122 Houston, Texas 77042
- How long does it take?
Usually, all examination and testing is conducted within one day. However, some tests might be performed on the multiple days depending on the tests protocol and guidelines. Results are given at the follow up consultation verbally and on your complimentary USB FLASH DRIVE.