March 15, 2020
We know that there’s widespread concern in our community about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and we want you to know that your health is our top priority at West Shore Wellness, LLC.
With the increasing uncertainty and growing number of infected individuals around the world, we encourage you to take responsibility for yourself and your family. Though the risk remains low, it’s important to take a proactive approach to minimize exposure.
If you’re exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness, I urge you to stay home, take care of yourself, and seek medical help when appropriate.
With social distancing in effect for the next few weeks, West Shore Wellness, LLC is moving our treatment online at this time with the use of a HIPPA secure telehealth platform. We care about you and want to ensure that we are doing our part not to put susceptible individuals within each of our families at risk.
I encourage you to schedule a secure video appointment with us. Research shows that they can be just as effective as in-person appointments, and we can continue your care without interruption. If you're interested, let me know and I'll make the necessary arrangements (there are a couple of documents I will need to send to you as well as the video link).
Please refer to the CDC’s dedicated 2019-ncov website for additional information, and maintain awareness by checking the official communications from the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
Sara Bupp, Cindy Devine, Nathan Hempel and Jocelyn Gale
West Shore Wellness, LLC
Insurance Companies and Telehealth
(Below are general statements made by insurance companies. Benefits may vary by plan.
Please contact your insurance company to verify your plan benefits)
Highmark – Covered 100% - no co-pays or deductibles apply during Covid-19 (press release sent to members individually)
Capital Blue Cross – Covered only if you have “Virtual Coverage” written into your plan – Co-pays and deductibles still apply
Aetna – $0 copays until June 4, 2020
United Healthcare/Optum BH – Covered 100% - no co-pays or deductibles (waived) during Covid-19
Cigna – Telehealth Covered – co-pays & deductibles still apply
UPMC – $0 copays for Telehealth through
June 15, 2020
Geisinger Health Care – $0 co-pays through June 15, 2020 for telehealth
Magellan BH – Telehealth Covered – Co-pays & deductibles still apply
Quest BH – Telehealth Covered – Co-pays & deductibles still apply