• Mechanicsburg Office
    Fredricksen Outpatient Center
    2025 Technology Parkway, Suites 108 & 109
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
    Phone: (717) 791-2680
    Fax: (717) 791-2686
  • Camp Hill Office
    25 West Shore Drive
    Camp Hill, PA 17011
    Phone: (717) 791-2680
    Fax: (717) 909-6803
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JDC is currently accepting newborns into the practice. However, so that we can continue to offer our existing patients the care and attention that they deserve, JDC is no longer accepting families with existing children who wish to transfer their care from another practice. This will remain in effect until further notice.
Text4baby is a free* health information service delivered on your mobile phone, to help keep you and your baby healthy. JDC Pediatrics recommends this app, which will give you access to well-visit information, a personalized vaccination tracker, and appointment reminders. Click here for sign-up info.
Does your child always seem to have some kind of form or another to be completed? He may or may not need to be seen, depending on the type of form. Click here to find out what you will need to do.
The flu vaccine for the 2017-18 flu season is now available at JDC Pediatrics. We recommend that all children ages 6 months through 18 years receive this vaccine. Please call our office to schedule an appointment. Click here for more info on the flu vaccine.
The American Accademy of Pediatrics (AAP) is advising parents to stop giving fruit juice to children in the first year of life, saying the drink is not as healthful as many parents think. Click here for more info and age-group recommendations for fruit juice.
Previously the HPV vaccine was given as a 3-dose series for all eligible-aged children. Now only 2 doses are recommended for children age 9 through 14, with the doses separated by at least 6 months. Children who begin HPV vaccination at 15 years of age and older will still need 3 doses. We will send a reminder call to you when your child is due for their next dose.

Our Financial Policy

JDC PEDIATRICS
FINANCIAL POLICY 2017
 
We are committed to providing you with the highest quality medical care.  This goal is best achieved if everyone is aware of our policies. Your clear understanding of our financial policy is very important to our professional relationship. At the time of your visit to our office, you will be asked to sign a statement that affirms you have read and understand our financial policy.
 
INSURANCE:
It is your responsibility to know the limits and coverage of your particular health insurance policy and to show your cards to us at each visit.
 
We will make clinical recommendations that we think are in your best interest, but we cannot guarantee that your policy will cover any and all charges incurred.
 
If you have a copay, it is expected to be paid at the time of service.  If you are unable to comply, a $20.00 billing surcharge will be added to your account.
 
We participate with most major insurances.  If we do not participate with yours, we expect payment at the time of service.  We will be happy to file your claim for services if you have given us all the required and correct information. 
 
Regardless of participation, we will not become involved in disputes between you and your insurance company regarding deductibles, copays, covered/non-covered charges, etc, other than to provide factual information as necessary.  If such a dispute occurs, the balance will become your responsibility and must be paid promptly.
 
If both parents carry health insurance for the patient, the parent whose birth date falls first in the calendar year is most often the primary insurer.  Please check your insurance companies to determine which policy is primary before your appointment. 
 
If you have any questions regarding the payment allowance by your insurance company, please contact your insurance company. 
 
BILLING:
Outstanding balances are due within 30 days.
A $10.00 rebilling fee will be charged:
  • to balances not paid in 30 days
  • to balances more than 60 days past due (and at this point, we will schedule urgent appointments only, no routine care)
  • to balances that are 90 days past due 
If your account becomes 90 days delinquent, we will begin collection/discharge proceedings and a 33% additional fee will be added to your account to cover the fee charged by the collections agency.  Additionally, we will have no choice but to terminate our physician/patient relationship.  To avoid collections, you may set up an approved budget plan with our billing office using your credit card.
 
If your personal check is returned unpaid from your bank, a $35 returned check fee will be added to your account and we reserve the right to place your account on a ‘cash only’ basis.
 
The parent/legal guardian/authorized adult accompanying the minor child is responsible for payment, regardless of legal or custodial arrangements.  We do not get involved in financial disputes between parents; the parent who brings the patient for services is expected to pay copays and non-covered services at the time of service.  Subsequently, bills will be sent to the address of record and the parent who lives at that address will be responsible for payment.
 
When your child is seen for preventive care (also known as a “well visit,”  “check up,” or “routine care”) there may be times when he or she needs a service that is not considered preventive on the same day as the well visit. If your child is not well, a problem is found that needs to be addressed, or you would like to address a problem unrelated to the well visit, the physician may need to provide an additional office visit service (called a “sick visit” or “office visit”) to care for your child. This is a different service and is billed to your health plan in addition to the preventive services provided on that day. Certain circumstances may require you to schedule a separate appointment for these types of issues. If you have a co-payment for office visits, it must be paid at the time of service. Any coinsurances or deductibles must be paid upon receipt of our first billing statement. Some services that may be provided and billed in addition to preventive services include:     
  • The doctor’s work to address more than a minor problem, which will be billed as an office visit (e.g., if the doctor gives a prescription, orders tests, or changes care for a known problem)
  • Medical treatments (e.g., breathing treatments or wart treatments)
  • Any surgery (e.g., removing splinters or something the child put in his ear or nose)
  • Tests performed in the office that are not included in the Bright Futures plan  
Our office does not want you to be surprised by a bill but must always bill your health plan based on federal guidelines and the actual services provided. Please feel free to ask questions about services that may not be paid in full by your health plan on the day of your visit.

We realize that financial problems may affect timely payment of your account.  We encourage you to contact our billing department promptly to work out payment arrangements.
 
MISSED APPOINTMENTS:
Broken appointments represent a cost to us, to you, and to other patients who could have been seen in the time set aside for you.  We reserve the right to charge a fee for cancelled or missed appointments.  We request 24 hours notice for cancellation of appointments.  A $50.00 fee will be charged for a second missed appointment. The third missed appointment will result in discharge from the practice. A $50 fee will be charged to new patients when the first appointment is missed.
 
AFTER HOURS:
When our office is closed overnight and you have an urgent issue that cannot wait until morning, you can call our office and be connected to our nurse triage service line. It is staffed by pediatric nurses who will give you advice on the management of your child’s problem and help you decide if or when you need to seek medical care. There is a charge for this service so if your concern is not urgent, you may want to wait until our office reopens. You will be alerted at the beginning of the call if you are going to be assessed a charge. If the nurse determines that your concern is urgent, she will contact our physician on call and he or she will contact you. You may want to check the ‘Is Your Child Sick?’ section of our website for helpful information before using this service.

URGENT CARE VISITS:
JDC will see your child after-hours for urgent concerns on weekday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays by appointment. Patients will be seen at our Mechanicsburg location only. Please call us at 717-791-2680 to schedule a same-day appointment. There will be an additional after-hours fee charged for this type of visit.
 
ASSIGNMENT AND RELEASE:
I hereby authorize that my insurance benefits be paid directly to the physician.  I understand that I am financially responsible for all charges whether or not said charges are paid for by my insurance.  I also authorize the physician to release information required in the processing of insurance claims.
 


Mechanicsburg Office • 2025 Technology Parkway, Suites 108 & 109 • (717) 791-2680 | Camp Hill Office • 25 West Shore Drive • (717) 791-2680