Financial Policy & Methods of Payment


 

Financial Policy:

Many procedures offered by Dr. Mitchell Blum, and the Blum Facial Surgery team, are considered cosmetic, self-pay, cash procedures. Procedures are not covered by insurance. Financing options are available for North American patients. Blum Facial Surgery has an operating room that fulfills all AAAHC requirements for certification.

Cosmetic Consult:

As a courtesy to his new patients, Dr. Blum may provide a 1-hour consultation free of charge. However, you may be asked for a $100 credit card deposit (fully refundable), which is due upon booking your consultation appointment. This deposit ensures an hour of Dr. Blum’s busy schedule is reserved exclusively for you. This deposit may be applied to any available products or services offered at our office. If you choose not to pursue any services, the deposit will be returned to you on the day of the consultation. We appreciate any rescheduling to be performed at least 48 hours before your scheduled appointment.

This consultation is a medical appointment that lasts up to one hour. During this first visit, you and Dr. Blum will discuss your medical history, explore your options, answer any questions, establish expectations, and develop a personalized treatment plan. You will be given a cost-estimate for the anticipated procedures, or treatments, on the day of your initial consult.

Office-Based Procedures:

Treatment fees for injectables and all in-office procedures are due on the day of service.

Surgical Procedures:

A 10% hold deposit is required at the time of scheduling to hold any surgery date. It is customary and appropriate for all surgical fees to be paid in advance of cosmetic surgery. All surgical facility fees are due 2 weeks before your surgery date. If you are unable to keep a surgical date reservation, please let us know at least 3 weeks in advance and we will be happy to reschedule your surgery at no cost to you.

If you reschedule your surgical procedure less than 3 weeks before the actual date of surgery, we will gladly reschedule your procedure. However, we require that 50% of the surgical fee be paid at the time of new booking to reserve the new date of surgery. This partial payment will be non-refundable without exception.

Surgeries performed at a hospital facility have other associated costs including hospital fees, anesthesia fees, and implant fees, if applicable. Our office will contact you directly to arrange payment.

Payment Methods:

We accept all major credit cards (Discover, VISA, MasterCard, American Express), pre-paid medical account (or FSA) cards, CareCredit®, cashier’s checks, and cash for payment of your fees. We only accept personal checks for some cosmetic procedures and only if they these checks are paid to our office at least 3 weeks prior to the scheduled procedure date. We are not able to hold checks or delay credit card processing.

Location
Blum Facial Surgery
2160 West Grant Line Road, Suite 250
Tracy, CA 95377
Phone: 209-269-2037
Office Hours

Mitchell Blum, MD, FACS
2160 West Grant Line Road
Suite 250
Tracy, CA 95377