This is a common question. You pay hefty premiums for your health insurance, and you'd certainly like to get good use out of it. So you begin to do research with the following questions: "Which chiropractors accept my insurance? Are they located nearby? Are they accepting new patients?"
"Which chiropractors accept my health insurance?" If you have health insurance under United Health/Caterpillar, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Coventry, and other insurers, then you can rest assured that Johnson Family Chiropractic will be able to take care of all of your insurance needs. Since we are a participating provider with these insurance companies, we will contact those companies for you and handle all communications and billing, which leaves you with a simple co-pay per visit. As with all insurance companies, however, your company will likely have some services which they require to be performed but which they might not pay for (exams or X-rays, for example). In those cases, your insurance company will require that you pay those balances.
In addition, there is a "fourth party payer" system created by Multiplan and PHCS. These large companies contract with smaller insurance companies to ensure that their prices are low. You can usually determine if your insurance company contracts with Multiplan or PHCS by looking for their logo on your insurance card. The logo is small, green, and typically lists the name of either Multiplan or PHCS (see example). Since Johnson Family Chiropractic is a participating provider with both Multiplan and PHCS, you can then rest assured that your prices will be the lowest in Peoria.
In addition, Johnson Family Chiropractic pledges to take care of all your insurance needs even if your insurance company is not specifically contracted with us. In many cases, the "out of network" benefits are just as good as the "in network" benefits, which means that you haven't lost money by trying your friendly gentle local Peoria chiropractor.
If we are not currently contracted with your insurance company, let us know! We'll be happy to investigate your benefits out-of-network or even join the network in order to provide you with excellent chiropractic care.
"Are you located nearby?" Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria is naturally located in... Peoria! Our position on the map is wonderful, however. We are quickly and easily accessed from all parts of Peoria by way of War Memorial Drive, Forrest Hill Avenue, and Prospect Road. It takes just 12-15 minutes to cross town from Sterling Avenue to Prospect Road by way of Forrest Hill Avenue.
In addition, our location just south of Peoria Heights means that we are quickly accessible from all parts of the Heights just by driving down Prospect Road. We are just 10 minutes from all parts of South Rome and Mossville by way of Route 29, and just 20 minutes south of Chillicothe. Since we are the nearest chiropractic office to the McClugage Bridge over Upper Peoria Lake, we are also the most easily accessible chiropractic office on this side of the Illinois River from East Peoria, Washington, Germantown Hills, Bay View Gardens, Spring Bay, and Metamora.
"Are you accepting new patients?" Yes. We are accepting patients who use insurance and those who pay at the time of service.
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