ACCEPTED INSURANCES


At Coulee Vision Center, we are committed to providing the finest quality eye care.  Our philosophy is that 'every patient should have access to eye care', regardless of social status or financial means. 


Here at Coulee Vision Center, a variety of insurance plans are accepted in order to ensure that each patient receives care well above and beyond minimum standards. 


Our services are not free and care shall be extended to all who are in need, provided all necessary documentation is in order.  

**Please note that a medical eye exam does not include a refraction (prescription for glasses), but rather focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of eye health.  Most insurance covers the refraction; Medicare specifically does not.

Insurances we are Providers for:  Aetna, Amerigroup, (Eyequest) Asuris Northwest Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Community Health Plan of Washington, Coordinated Care, (Envolve - Routine Only) Eye-Med, First Choice Health Network, GEHA, Group Health, Healthcare Management Administrators Humana, LifeWise Health Plan of Washington, Medicaid, Medicare,  MultiPlan, Northwest Administrators Inc., Tricare Trusteed Pans Service Corp, United Health Care, (MarchVision), Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, Premera Blue Cross, SoundPath Health, Department of Labor and Industries, and VSP  


ABOUT YOUR INSURANCE  


There are two types of health insurance that will help pay for your eye care services and products. 

  1.   Vision plans, such as VSP Medical Insurance (Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare and others)  You may have one or both of these types of insurance.  Here are a few things you should know about your insurance and how it works:  

Vision plans only cover routine vision wellness exams, along with eyeglasses and contact lenses.  Vision plans do not cover medical eye care (the diagnosis, management or treatment of eye health problems). 

  1. Medical insurance must be used for medical eye care. If you have both types of insurance plans it may be necessary for us to bill some services to one plan and some services to the other.  We follow a procedure called ‘coordination of benefits’ to do this properly to minimize your out-of-pocket expense. 


You are responsible for the terms of your insurance contract, including deductibles, co-pays or non-covered services according to your insurance benefits.  


Please provide your insurance cards as well as a picture I.D. to our staff so we can make a copy.  In addition, should you have any questions, please ask and we will be happy to help.