Children's Neurosurgical Associates has contracts with most private and public insurers and medical groups in the area. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is a separate private entity which also has contracts with most insurers and medical groups in the area. When you see our neurosurgeon, the statement will be sent to your insurance company for the neurosurgeon's services. If the neurosurgeon orders a test or your child has a procedure at Children’s Hospital, the Hospital will also send a statement to your insurance company.
It is recommended that you contact your insurance company before your child’s visit with our neurosurgeon to confirm that the neurosurgeon and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland are members of your network. Likewise, you should confirm any authorizations or referral requirements. Our office staff will assist you in getting any necessary authorization or referrals. Please make sure you bring your insurance card to all office visits. You should also be prepared to pay any co-payment required by your insurance company at the time of the visit. Be mindful that Children's Neurosurgical Associates may provide services at another facility for your child if your insurance company does not cover UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.
Our bottom line is that if your child has a serious neurosurgical condition, we will not refuse any child on the basis of payor status.