Home Visit Fees – See Virtual Consult Pricing
- Initial Consultation – $260
- Follow-up Consultation – $185
- In-home Prenatal Consultation – $185
- In-home Pumping Consultation – $185
- One month of Phone/Email Support – $30
- Multiples Additional Fee – $35
- Travel Fee (more than 30 min drive) – $25
A travel fee is added to the consultation fee when the location of the in-home consultation is more than 30 minutes from the lactation consultant’s home office. You will be notified at the time of scheduling if a travel fee is needed. The rate is $25 for 30 minutes round trip over the 30 minutes travel radius included in the cost of the consultation.
Payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash, check and credit. Health savings and flexible spending accounts often cover lactation services. Check with your plan for limitations.
Nurture New Life is committed to making lactation care affordable for anyone that wants it. Reduced fee or pro bono consultations are available to families experiencing financial hardship that makes paying for any of the other options not feasible. We believe that no one seeking support should be denied care. Pay the amount that you are able at the time of service. If your financial situation improves, we welcome any partial or full payment for services when you are able. We rely on the Honor System, meaning we assume you are selecting this option due to a real need. We provide services equally and fully to all clients.
Insurance Coverage for Home Visits
Once payment is received will receive a superbill that includes all the information your insurance company needs to process your claim. Submit this, along with your insurance company’s claim form. Any reimbursement due will be mailed directly to you.
Will My Health Insurance Cover Lactation?
If you have questions about whether this visit will be covered call your insurance plan directly. We are NOT in-network providers. Many plans do cover out-of-network providers, but not all.
Aetna: Most Aetna plans cover six (6) lactation visits with out-of-network lactation consultants. Call Aetna for specifics.
Regence: At this time Regence does not cover lactation services provided by an IBCLC (that’s us). They do cover lactation care if it is billed by a licensed healthcare provider (i.e. your doctor).
Things to Consider
- Call your insurance company and ask “Do you cover out of network lactation consultations?”
- Ask “Which provider types or credentials are covered in my breastfeeding support benefits?” If the benefits state the healthcare provider must be licensed, or a specific type that is not an IBCLC, then my services will not be a covered benefit.
- If you are a member with an HMO or Select plan you may either 1. need a pre-authorization from the insurance plan to see an out of network provider (me). This is not a guarantee of coverage. Or, 2. they do not cover out of network providers.
- If you are a member of a state managed care plan (Apple Health, Molina, or a Community Plan) only in-network providers are covered.
- Some insurance plans require a referral from your healthcare provider for breastfeeding support. This is still not a guarantee of coverage.
Virtual Consultation Fees
- Virtual Prenatal Consultation – $135
- Virtual Triage Lactation Consultation – $185
- Virtual Pumping Consultation – $135
We work on a sliding scale
Payment is due at the time of service. We will invoice you for credit card payment. Health savings and flexible spending accounts often cover lactation services. Check with your plan for limitations.
Once payment is received we will email you a superbill that includes all the information your insurance company needs to process your claim. Submit this, along with your insurance company’s claim form. Any reimbursement due will be mailed directly to you. Visit the Home Visits tab for more information about insurance coverage. The issues and limitations are similar.
At Nurture New Life we want to keep all of our client safe from illness. We take the following steps toward that goal.
What we do at each appointment:
- Ask if you’d prefer we wear a mask. We are happy to do what is most comfortable for you.
- Wash hands at the start of the visit, and wear gloves when touching you or baby. We bring our own clean blanket to hold baby.
- If we think we have been exposed to illness, but are not sick ourselves, we will wear a mask as a precaution.
- If we are sick we will notify you as soon as possible and reschedule the appointment, or refer you to another IBCLC.
How you can help:
- Let us know as soon as possible if anyone participating in the consultation has a cold, flu or other illness. We will reschedule your appointment and find another way to help you in the meantime.
- You may wear a mask or not, its your choice.
Call me if you have any questions or concerns about my process 206-920-3084.