Information for Parents Regarding Alternative Vaccine Schedules

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS REGARDING ALTERNATIVE VACCINE SCHEDULES

Most insurance carriers pay for well child checks and vaccinations as a preventive service. Insurance carriers generally follow the CDC guidelines for vaccine schedule administration.

Parents who choose to vaccinate their children on an alternative schedule usually result in an increased number of office visits. Insurance carriers generally do not recognize these additional office visits as preventive visits. This may result in a copayment due for each additional office visit, or may result in your insurance denying coverage for the additional office visits. You will be financially responsible for amounts not covered by your insurance.

If you have questions regarding this information please discuss with your physician or our business department staff at (619) 229-3920 ext. 774.