Lactation

Consultations

To protect your family and our community, all lactation consultations will be done virtually until CDC guidelines concerning the Coronavirus change.

Breastfeeding is natural, but it doesn't necessarily come naturally. Whether this is your first baby or not, or if your baby is a newborn or older, breastfeeding can come with challenges and frustration. Scheduling a lactation consultation can put your mind at ease while providing you with the support, education and encouragement needed to have a successful breastfeeding journey. 

What to Expect

  • A consultation by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), the gold standard in breastfeeding knowledge and expertise.

  • A thorough review of both you and your baby's medical history.

  • An assessment of a feeding which includes the latch, positioning and transfer of milk. 

  • A test-weight to determine the amount of milk transferred during a feeding*.

  • Evidence-based education applicable to current breastfeeding issues.

  • An easy-to-understand care plan that addresses any issues, with a goal of resolving any challenges you are experiencing.

  • Follow-up contact via e-mail, phone call or text for two weeks after consultation

  • A consultation report will be faxed to your obstetrician and your baby's pediatrician.

               * Of course, a test-weight is unable to be performed with a virtual consultation. However, ​all other aspects of the consult are available.

On May 27, 2019, our payment policy changed

In-Network Coverage 

We are in-network with:

Aetna

Humana

Tricare  (Tricare pays for office visits only. For home visits, a $50 fee is required.)

 

There will be no fee required for in-network clients upon scheduling.  Depending on your plan, you may incur out-of-pocket expenses.  It is suggested you call your plan before scheduling to verify coverage. When booking a consultation, use the following codes:

AETNA

HUMANA

TRICARE (for initial Tricare consult)

FOLLOWUP (for follow-up Tricare consult)

TRICAREVIRTUAL (for virtual Tricare consult)

Out-of-Network

Clients who are covered by any other insurance company besides Aetna, Humana or Tricare, will be required to pay for services at the time of booking.  Credit card, debit card and HSA accounts are accepted. 

 

Self-pay rates: 

Home Consultations                                 Office Consultations                                  Virtual Consultations                                                

Initial  $170                                                  Initial   $80                                                  60-minute     $65

Follow-up  $115                                          Follow-up  $80                                           

 

    

After your visit, you will be provided with a detailed, coded Superbill that you can submit to your insurance company. While many companies do cover lactation care, we cannot guarantee our services will be covered by your particular insurance carrier.

              

Please check with your plan or account provider to understand your options. The National Women's Law Center Breastfeeding Toolkit is an excellent resource.

                            

Your insurance policy is a contract between you and the insurance company. While every effort is made to utilize your benefits, the terms of your plan will prevail and the fees for services rendered are your responsibility.

 

Call 706-504-2227 for information. 

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