Important Insurance Information
Dr. Trina Seligman is credentialed and licensed with many of the major health insurance carriers in our state. Some insurance carriers allow subscribers to choose Naturopathic Doctors as their Primary Care Physician (PCP), while other companies consider Naturopaths as a Specialist. If your insurance company requires you to choose a PCP, you will need a referral to see a Naturopath, just like you would any specialist. We are fortunate to live in a progressive state that allows patients to choose Naturopathic Doctors as their primary care physician. Many insurance companies will allow you a yearly physical/wellness exam, which is one of the many services a Naturopathic Doctor can provide. School or sports physicals can also be scheduled with one of the doctors. Please bring all the necessary forms at the time of your appointment.
Insurance can be complicated. We encourage you to contact your insurance carrier to clarify your benefits. Payments for services not covered by insurance are due at the time of visit.
Insurance Plans: Regence Blue Shield, Premera Blue Cross, Great West, First Choice Aetna and Uniform Medical are among a few of the companies that Dr. Seligman is credentialed with. Group Health and the Alliance with Virginia Mason are also included in this list.
Out of State: It is common that Out of State Insurance coverage will not reimburse for Naturopathic care. Please contact your insurance company directly to find out if this will affect you.
Know your benefits: Please call your insurance to confirm benefits for Naturopathic care and Acupuncture. You should also check to see if there is a maximum number of visits per year or a percentage reimbursement. It is the patients’ responsibility to know their benefits.
Referrals: A referral is required by some insurance plans. It is the patients’ responsibility to obtain one from their Primary Care Physician (PCP), prior to scheduling a visit.
Billing and other questions: We are happy to bill your insurance. If you have additional questions, please contact our billing service: Eastside Medical Billing & Consulting at 425.825-8674
Clinic Policies and Financial
Our Clinic Policy requires a patient to call 24 hours in advance to inform us of a cancellation. A patient that cancels with less than 24 hours notice will be subject to a $50 fee. A patient that is scheduled for a physical exam or new patient visit will be billed the FULL cost of the visit. Self-pay patients (non-insured), fees are due at the time of service and will be given a 5% discount. We are concerned for patients with financial constraints and will work with you to put together a payment plan that will accommodate your financial needs. Contact our billing specialist, Carol at 425.999.4503.
Naturopathic Scope of Practice
Naturopathic Doctors have limited prescription privileges. Naturopaths can prescribe hormones, antibiotics, diuretics and some other classes of drugs. Because of the prescription limitations, we are happy to refer you to a Medical Doctor if you are in need of a prescription refill, or medication monitoring for a drug we cannot prescribe and we will refer you immediately for any acute medications (ie pain medications) that are not included in our prescribing privileges.
For additional information, please see:
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Washington State Department of Health
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