Insurance

The Skin Center

26081 Merit Circle Suite #109
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949- 582-7699
(949) 582-SKIN
Fax (949) 582-7691

We are providers for many PPO insurances and Medicare. Please always check with your own insurance carrier and verify your eligibility with them prior to your appointment. There are numerous insurance companies, even more individual health plans and variable benefits, so it is your best interest to understand your insurance plan.  Out-of-network and selfpay pay patients are welcome, however prices may vary depending on services. The Skin Center is not authorized to make any guarantees regarding coverage.  Participating plans and insurance contracts are subject to change without prior notice. 

We Accept:

  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
  • Health Net
  • United
  • Medicare

Although we are not on PPO plans with the following companies, The Skin Center regularly sees patients out of network or as self pay. We are happy to take care of your dermatology needs and can help to provide you estimates of benefits and charges on advance of your visit. Please call (949) 582-7699 to get a free estimate for office visits.


FAQ: How much does it cost to see a dermatologist?

Typically, your specialist office visit is a flat fee of  $175 for basic rashes, warts, or to check a mole.


FAQ: How much does it cost to remove a growth?

Removing a small growth usually costs around $100-$200 for typical moles or warts.  


The Skin Center is currently NOT contracted with:

-HMO’s

-EPO’s

-Cigna

-Pacificare

-Greatwest

-Monarch

-Kaiser

-Medi-Cal

-CalOptima

-Medicare Advantage plans

-Blue Cross Healthy Families EPO

-The Skin Center is no longer contracted with PacifiCare, Cigna or Greatwest PPO.

You can be seen as a self pay patient with extended special discounts.


Cancellations

 

We understand that conflicts arise and you may need to cancel your appointment. If this occurs, please try to notify your physician’s office at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. We will reschedule your visit for a date and time that is more convenient for you.

 

If you are unable to provide 24 hours notice for a cancellation, we still appreciate a phone call to let us know so we can make the time available to other patients.

 

To reschedule your appointment, please call us using the phone numbers provided below: 949-582-7699

 

 No-Shows and Late Arrivals
We ask that a 24-hour notice be given for rescheduling or cancellations. Thank you for your consideration. A  minimum $50 “No Show” fee applies to all medical appointments that are not canceled and $100 for all cosmetic and surgical appointments.

Please be sure to schedule your appointment before coming in.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

THE SKIN CENTER CANCELLATION POLICY
A 24-hour cancellation notice is required prior to your appointment date to receive a refund of your appointment guarantee. If you cancel within 24 hours, including appointments made within 1 days of your reserved time, you will be charged the full $50 amount of the appointment guarantee. For established customers, this amount will be billed to you and added to your account. Declined or invalid credit card numbers may result in cancellation of appointment without prior notice. Personal checks will be accepted for pre-payment of reservation balance only if received at least 14 days prior to your appointment. Checks will not be accepted if received less than 14 days prior to your appointment. Reservations made for surgeries, laser treatments, cosmetic services, and Mohs surgery require cancellation 7 days prior to your appointment. Cancellations within 7 days of these special appointment are subject to the forfeit of $100 procedure appointment guarantee.

DEPOSITS AND CREDIT CARDS
All new client reservations require a reservation guarantee to ensure fair access by all patients to available appointments. You may guarantee your appointment by a major credit card or paypal. For general reservations, a $50 appointment guarantee is charged upon booking; for  surgical or procedure reservations, $100 is charged upon booking. Reservations made with declined or invalid credit cards are subject to cancellation.

RATES
All rates are currently subject to individual insurance company determined contracts and rates that may not be reflected in the total cost estimate . Prior to appointment confirmation, all rates are subject to change without notice and based upon limited availability.

CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT
Check-In time is 15 minutes to your appointment. Check out time is 1 to 1 1/2 hours after your appointment. Check out time is greater for surgeries and procedures. Mohs check out times vary from 2-9 hours.


PREFERENCES
We will make every effort to fulfill your preference requests; however they are not guaranteed. Additional charges apply for all procedures, and some services and requests are entirely self pay.

For accommodation preferences, please call us in advance of your appointment.

AGE REQUIREMENT
You must be 18 years of age or older to be seen without a parent or guardian.

ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE CHARGES
Office visits do not include any procedures or supplies. There is an additional fee for all procedures.


 

For all acne treatments and cosmetic facial services:

In order to remain on schedule for all our clients, we must shorten your treatment time if you are late for your acne treatment or facial appointment. The normal fee for your treatment will remain the same.

 Our appointment policies are meant to allow for more efficient scheduling of your service, while ensuring you are taken care of in a timely and professional manner.