Funding and Payment Options

Smile is committed to providing high-quality service and meeting the needs of our clients by offering a variety of financial options as follows:

 

Regional Center Funding:

 

There are a variety of private, non-profit Regional Centers that operate under contract with California’s Department of Developmental Services. Regional Centers utilize state and local funding to service children and adults with developmental disabilities, who have or are at risk for a developmental delay or disability, and who are at high-risk of parenting an infant with a disability.

 

Smile is contracted with various Regional Centers as service providers for evaluations and treatment of speech, occupational therapy, feeding, and nutrition services for infants and children from birth to 3 years of age. Additionally, Smile exclusively provides Developmental Intake Assessments to support eligibility for services for the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center for clients of all ages.

 

To learn more about regional center funding based on where you live click here

 

To learn more about accessing services at Smile through regional center funding please contact our Billing Department at 323.644.9380 or billing@smileandwonder.com

 

Health Insurance:

 

Smile is currently a preferred, in-network provider for speech therapy, occupational therapy and feeding therapy for the insurance companies listed below.

 

  • Blue Shield of California PPO
  • United Health Care (Optum) PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
  • Easter Seals of Southern California

 

In order to secure funding for your child’s services at Smile via in-network health insurance the following procedures are required:

 

  1. Fax/Email the front and back of your insurance card to Attention: Billing Department (Fax Number: 323.644.9381, Email: billing@smileandwonder.com) with parents’ names, child’s name, the date of birth of the child and the best number contact number.

 

Once the information is faxed or emailed, the billing coordinator will follow the procedures listed below:

 

  1. Contact your insurance company and confirm that speech therapy, occupational or feeding therapy services are covered within your plan.
  2. Inquire regarding the number of annual sessions your policy allots, what your co-payment would be, what your deductible is (if any), if a prescription and/or authorization is required, and if there are any limitations or exclusions.
  3. Contact you to inform you of the above information and potential of service provision at Smile as funded via your health insurance.

 

In the event that insurance funding is secured, all applicable copayments are required at the start of each session. NO exceptions will be allowed and services will not be rendered in the event that copayments are unable to be made. Payment is accepted in the form of: cash, credit card, or check made payable to Smile Pediatric Therapy & Diagnostics Inc.

 

To learn more about accessing services at Smile via in-network insurance funding or out of network services (which are accepted via client reimbursement), please contact our Billing Department at 323.644.9380 or billing@smileandwonder.com

 

 

School Districts:

 

Smile is certified as a Non-Public Agency (NPA) by the State of California Department of Education. NPA services may be utilized when treatment services are unable to be provided by the school district or charter school (as indicated on your child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP)). In this event, you may request Smile as the NPA provider on your child’s IEP.

 

To learn about accessing NPA services at Smile through your local school district or charter school please do not hesitate to contact our Billing Department at 323.644.9380 or billing@smileandwonder.com

 

Private Pay:

 

Smile offers affordable rates to private consumers. Payment is required at the start of each session. NO exceptions will be allowed and services will not be rendered in the event that payment for services is unable to be made. Payment is accepted in the form of: cash, credit card, or check made payable to Smile Pediatric Therapy & Diagnostics Inc.

 

For a detailed outline of rate and billing information please do not hesitate to contact our Billing Department at 323.644.9380 or billing@smileandwonder.com