The Laser & Surgery Center Financial Information

Thank you for choosing The Laser and Surgery Center for your eye surgery. We strive to make your experience a pleasant and efficient one.  With that in mind, we like to inform our patients of their financial obligations prior to surgery, so there are no surprises and/or misunderstandings.

Notice of Payment Estimate Requests

Patients and prospective patients may request from this facility and other health care providers a more personalized estimate of charges and other information.  Patients and prospective patients should contact each health care practitioner who will provide services in the Laser & Surgery Center to determine the health insurers and health maintenance organizations with which the health care practitioner participates as a network provider or preferred provider.

Statements of Financial Procedures

To view our procedures on collections, financial assistance and charity care please reference the links below.  If you have any questions about these procedures or for more infromation, please contact our office at 850-784-3937.

Insurance & Billing Information

Services may be provided in this health care facility by the facility as well as by other health care providers who may separately bill the patient and who may or may not participate with the same health insurers or health maintenance organizations as the facility.

Please note, you will receive 3 separate bills for your surgical procedure:

  1. The Eye Center of North Florida (doctor fees)
    2500 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    Panama City, FL 32405
    Phone:  (850) 784-3937
      
  2. The Laser and Surgery Center (facility fees )
    2500 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    Panama City, FL 32405
    Phone:  (850) 784-3937
      
  3. Jackson Anesthesia Associates (anesthesia)
    P.O. Box 1565
    Marianna, FL 32447
    Phone:  1 (800) 818-2930
      

The Laser & Surgery Center utilizes the pathology  services of Bay Pathology Associates if your care requires pathology services.  They can be contacted direct at (850)-769-7963 or 760 Airport Drive Panama City, FL 32405.

For questions regarding anesthesia please contact Jackson Anesthesia direct at 1-800-818-2930 or P.O. Box 1565 Marianna, FL 32447.

Payment & Financing Options

We collect any co-payments, deductibles, and co-insurance amounts on the day of surgery. As a reminder, you are responsible for any balance not covered by your insurance company.   If you do not have insurance, you are responsible for all fees incurred with  the surgeon, facility and anesthesia.   You will need to arrange payment with each entity separately. If you have any financial questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office at 850-784-3937.

We accept cash checks, and credit cards.  Affordable financing is available through CareCredit.  CareCredit is the credit card exclusively designed for healthcare services. CareCredit offers special financing for healthcare procedures not commonly covered by insurance, including LASIK, Lifestyle Lenses, or even new glasses or contacts. CareCredit lets you begin your procedure immediately — then pay for it over time with payments that fit easily into your monthly budget.  For more information or to apply for CareCredit visit them online.

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We hope this information is helpful in planning your upcoming procedure and helps reduce or eliminate any additional stress in this area. Once again, please feel free to call us if you have any questions.