Navigating insurance is confusing! When Allyson and I first sat down to create Nurture Columbus, one of our main goals was to figure out insurance coverage and creative ways we could offer quality, in-home lactation services to ALL families. We have made some great progress working toward this goal, and are continually working each week to improve access to IBCLC lactation services. Here are your current options for covered or discounted services with us:
- If you have a PPO multiplan with Anthem BCBS, Cigna, or United HealthCare, you can complete this form via the Lactation Network to see if you’re eligible for 3+ visits with us with no out of pocket cost to you.
- For any other insurance companies, call your company and ask to be pre-authorized for in-home Lactation Consultations with an IBCLC. (Better yet, ask about this while you’re still pregnant to save yourself the hassle later!). This route means you will pay out of pocket, but increases your chances of reimbursement. After each visit, we will provide you with an itemized superbill via email which you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement depending on your plan’s coverage.
- If you have a Medicaid plan or receive WIC, we offer a discounted consultation rate.
- We provide lactation services on Tuesdays alongside a local pediatrician at Wholekids Pediatrics. Check with WholeKids Pediatrics to see if your insurance is accepted there for an in-office visit.
We hope one of these 4 options helps you in accessing the care you deserve. We would love the opportunity to support you and your family on your feeding journey! You can schedule an in-home consultation with us HERE.
About the author: Julie Oberholzer is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with Nurture Columbus, in Columbus, Ohio. With her background in Public Health and Lactation, she enjoys meeting with parents and new babies, helping them on their feeding journey and supporting them as they find their new normal.