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919-969-9611

Patient-focused primary care pediatricians serving Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Pittsboro and Mebane North Carolina.

Village Pediatrics specializes in pediatric medicine for a child & physical, emotional and developmental health.


Confirm Appointments During the Storm

PLEASE CALL US BEFORE LEAVING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT!
Don't risk life & limb on the road during inclement weather! Before leaving home for your appointment, please call us at 919 969 9611 to confirm we have arrived & are open for your appointment.  We anticipate normal operating hours but this may change as weather conditions persist.  Staff will arrive as early as is safely possible.  IF the office is closed & we are unavailable for your appointment, WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO RESCHEDULE.  Please be sure your voice mail identifies the family name and tel# so that we may leave a detailed message.
 
Thank you!

 

Prepare for Hurricane Florence!

With Hurricane Florence bearing down on us, take steps now to make sure that you and your family are safe. You can find more information here: www.nhc.noaa.gov

Also, here is a great website for kids about preparing for disasters.  Be sure to get them involved - they might even have fun with it! www.ready.gov

 
 
Tips for getting started:
 
Basic Disaster Supplies Kit
 
To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
Flashlight
First aid kit
Extra batteries
Whistle to signal for help
Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
Manual can opener for food
Local maps
Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
 
 
 
Develop and document plans for your specific risks:

Protect yourself and family with a Family Emergency Plan
Be sure to plan for locations away from home
Pet owners should have plans to care for their animals. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention offer information on animal health impacts in evacuation shelters.
Prepare your boat and be aware of marine safety if you are on or near the water.
 

October is Flu Vaccine Month!!

We will be offering the quadrivalent influenza vaccine to children 6 months and older AND their parents!
These can be given at your childs' regular wellness appointment or during our special flu clinics.
We are also offering FluMist- nasal vaccine for children ages 2 and up.
October’s flu clinic schedule is posted below.
Please call to reserve your space and let us know if your child prefers the FluMist vaccine.
 
October 2018
Every Monday 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Every Tuesday 9:00am - 11:00am
Every Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:30pm
 
Friday October 5th- 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday October 12th- 3:30pm - 4:30pm
 
Saturday October 13th- 8:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday October 20th- 8:00am - 12:00pm
 
 

Recall Notice!

Children's Advil bubble gum flavor recalled due to overdose concerns

Heads up, parents: Children’s Advil Suspension Bubble Gum flavor has been voluntarily recalled due to overdose concerns.
 
 
Payment Policy

Village Pediatrics of Chapel Hill Patient Payment Policy

Revised: August 2018

Thank you for choosing our practice! We believe that establishing a written financial policy is mutually beneficial for all parties. It is our goal to avoid any miscommunication or concerns regarding financial matters in order to focus our energies on providing the best healthcare services to our patients.

If you are choosing an insurance via ACA (Affordable Care Act) Village pediatrics accepts Blue Value.

We participate with most insurance plans. Your insurance coverage and benefits are a contract between you and your insurance company. Each plan has different benefits for you as well as different financial obligations. Not all insurance policies cover all services. It is your responsibility to check with your insurance company to determine covered benefits. We are required to file with your primary carrier only. It is your responsibility to file charges with any secondary insurance carriers for reimbursement.

If you have insurance coverage under a plan with which we do not have a contract, you will be treated as a “self-pay” patient and will be provided documentation to assist you in filing your own claim. We offer a reasonable discount for our cash paying patients. We will give you an estimate of what will be due at the time of service and payment for services is due at the time of service. You will be asked to sign a waiver stating that you have no health insurance and will not be filing with any health insurance carriers. Failure to sign this waiver may result in cancellation of your appointment.

The following are our financial guidelines relative to financial responsibility:

  • Please provide a copy of your insurance card at each visit.
  • Payment is expected at the time of service. This includes co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles. Failure to produce payment at check-in may result in your appointment being rescheduled.
  • Nurse Visits: Due to recent insurance changes, for all Immunizations, a scheduled doctor appointment must be made in advance. Previously, we were allowed to schedule some immunization visits as nurse visits only, however, due to changes in insurance reimbursements, nurse visits for shots only will no longer be permitted.
  • Co-pays for Well Exams: Beginning September 1, 2012, Village Pediatrics will no longer collect co-payments for any Well Child Exams. We will bill your insurance company at the time of visit. You will be responsible for any outstanding balance not covered by your insurance (this may include a co-pay). This is a new regulation that is dictated by private insurance companies.
  • There is a $25 No-Show fee for missed appointments; no fee will be charged for pre-scheduled appointments if the appointment is canceled with 24 hours notice; no fee will be charged for same day appointments if the appointment is canceled with 2-hour notice. Three or more No Show appointments may result in dismissal from our practice.
  • Balances on the account must be paid prior to receiving additional services.
  • Any amount not covered by the insured/patient’s insurance is due within 30 days of the time of service.
  • Should you have extraordinary financial pressures, we will assist you with a payment plan, agreed to in writing with our billing department prior to services being rendered. No balance over $300.00 can be carried on a family account.
  • Accounts will be turned over to a  collection agency if the past due 90 days or more.
  • As a courtesy to our patients, we gladly accept cash, check, money order, Visa, Master Card, and Discover.
  • There is a fee of $35 for each urgent care visit and a fee of $45 for each urgent care visit on a holiday. Appointments Monday – Friday at 5 pm or later, appointments during our weekend hours and same day appointments during a holiday are considered to be “urgent care.” This fee will be billed to the insurance we have on file but if it is denied, this fee will become your responsibility.
  • In the case of services provided for minors, the individual who initiates services for the child will be responsible for payment. We do not bill another individual or estranged spouse for payment.
  • Failure to pay balance may result in discharge from the practice.

We welcome the opportunity to participate in your family’s healthcare. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please let us know.
I have read, understand, and agree to the above financial policy. I understand that charges not covered by my insurance company, as well as applicable co-pays and deductibles are my responsibility.

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