Dental Insurance & Finances
Chestermere Station Pediatric Dentistry offers direct billing to your insurance company for most services. We can assist you to obtain the maximum use of these benefits, so please contact us at (587) 349-5858 for a consultation to discuss your insurance coverage.
Payment for services is expected on the day of service. We offer several payment options for your convenience:
- Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard & American Express
- Interac Direct Payment
Our team is happy to file your insurance claim for you. Please bring your insurance information with you to your child’s appointment. We will work with you to ensure that your child receives the maximum benefits to which he/she is entitled. Remember, insurance is intended to cover some, but not all of the cost of your child’s treatment. The fees charged for services rendered to those who are insured are the usual and customary fees charged to all our patients for similar services. Your policy may base its eligible fee on a fixed fee schedule, which may or may not coincide with our usual and customary fees. Please be aware that different insurance carriers vary greatly in the types of coverage available and that group benefits are designed based on options your employer has chosen for you.
Q) Do I need a referral to see your Pediatric Specialist?
A) No, you do not need a referral from any other dentist to visit us. In fact, we offer a welcome consultation appointment, so you and your child can come to visit our office and meet our team.
Q) Do you offer direct billing?
A) Yes, we offer direct billing for some services, also called assignment (as long as a valid Credit Card is left on file).
Q) What costs will my insurance company cover?
A) Benefits change from time to time, so it’s important to make sure you know what your plan covers. If you provide us with a breakdown of what your benefits are, we would be more than happy to give you an ESTIMATE of what your costs will be.
Q) What factors do you consider when providing an estimate for treatment?
A) Our estimates are based on the most recent information we have on file. If you’re concerned about the exact costs you’ll be responsible for, simply ask about our “Pre-Treatment Estimate.”
Q) What is a “Pre-Treatment Estimate”?
A) A Pre-Treatment Estimate gives you the exact cost of the treatment. Upon request, we’ll file this paperwork with your insurance provider before any dental work is performed. While this may delay your treatment, you’ll know exactly what (if any) out-of-pocket costs you may be required to pay.
Q) What payment options are available to me?
A) We require payment in full at the time of treatment. We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Interac (Debit).
Q) What is the best way to budget for my treatment?
A) We’re happy to provide a detailed treatment plan with the associated costs clearly outlined so that you can budget for each appointment accordingly. We can also prioritize treatments so that you can attend to the most urgent dental needs right away and then plan further treatments over time.
If you have any questions about your Financial Options, please call us at (587) 349-5858!