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Insurance and Billing

At the time of your visit, patients need to provide our office with the correct insurance information, including your insurance card to be copied. We ask that all co-insurance, co-pays and deductibles be paid at the time the service is performed. We will perform courtesy billing for you, provided you have given us all pertinent billing information.

Your insurance coverage is an agreement between you and your insurance company. Financial responsibility rests with the patient for deductibles, co-insurance and non-covered services. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover. We also offer the option to pay bills online. Pay online using our secure server [here](https://secure.epayhealthcare.com/ebecepay).

Patients will receive a bill from the center and a separate bill for the physician's professional fee. If a biopsy specimen is taken, you may also receive a separate bill from the lab. Your payment for this lab service should be sent directly to the lab.

Please don’t hesitate us to call us with any insurance or billing questions: (510) 893-1600. Our staff is eager to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Our in-network insurance plans include:

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Medical Group
  • Alameda Alliance
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health/CCN
  • Great West
  • Health Management Network (HMN)
  • Healthnet
  • Interplan Health Group
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • United/Pacificare
  • Private Healthcare System, Inc. (PHCS)

The Cost of Your Procedure

Because you are responsible for costs for covered healthcare services until you reach your deductible, you should comparison shop if you elect to have a nonemergency procedure.

You can use tools like Healthcare Bluebook and the Medicare Procedure Price Lookup (for Medicare patients).  Many health insurance websites also provide information on where to find in-network services.

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