Family First Primary Care Vaccine Policy Statement

Because of vaccines, many of you have never seen a child with polio, tetanus, whooping cough, bacterial meningitis, or even chickenpox. We are fortunate to have extraordinary scientists that have and continue to create lifesaving vaccinations for adults, children and generations to follow.

We believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives. We believe in the safety of our vaccines. We believe that all children and young adults should receive the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We believe that vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities. We believe that vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important health-promoting intervention we perform as healthcare providers and that you can perform as parents/caregivers.

When you choose to not vaccinate, you are taking a significant risk with your child’s health and the health of others.

Our goal is not to frighten you or coerce you, but to educate and emphasize the importance of vaccinating your child. We recognize that the choice may be a very emotional one for some parents. We will do everything we can to help you understand that vaccinating according to the CDC schedule is the right thing to do.

Because we are committed to protecting the health of your children through vaccination, we do require all of our patients be vaccinated. If you decide to not vaccinate your child despite our recommendations, we respectfully will ask you to find another healthcare practice that shares your views. As medical professionals, we feel strongly that vaccinating children on schedule with currently available vaccines is the right thing to do to protect all children and young adults.

Thank you for taking the time to read our policy. Please feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about vaccines with any one of us.

Insurance Policy

It is the patient’s responsibility to provide Family First Primary Care the most recent, valid information regarding your insurance. At your initial visit, we will request your insurance card and make a copy for our records. Please bring your insurance card to every visit as we may require a copy to update your records. We will assist you in obtaining the maximum benefit possible under your insurance, yet keep in mind that your insurance policy is a legal agreement between you and your insurance provider. As a courtesy, we will submit your primary care claims to your primary and secondary insurance payers.

Insurance payouts could be decreased if all required information is not provided. Additionally, not all insurance plans offer coverage for all services. Some health plans choose which services they will reimburse. Your eligibility and benefits will ultimately be decided by your insurance provider. You will be responsible for the full cost of a services even if your health plan deems it to be “not covered.” Copays may be required by your insurance provider and are due at the time services are rendered. Please be aware that you will be invoiced for any outstanding balance if we are considered out-of-network for your coverage. Invoices are due upon receipt. If you are unable to pay the balance in full or have questions regarding your invoice, we encourage you to contact our office to speak with a billing representative.

We offer on-site laboratory services rendered by LabCorp Corporation. LabCorp billing is separate from your physician office billing. If you have questions regarding a laboratory invoice, please contact LabCorp directly at 800-845-6167.

No Show Policy

Patients who do not show for an appointment or cancel their appointment with less than 24 hour notification will be subject to a cancellation fee up to $50 dependent on appointment type.

Patients who no show or late cancel repeatedly may be subject to discharge.

Fees incurred for no show or late cancellation are the sole responsibility of the patient and due prior to future scheduling or intake.