Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring to my first appointment?
Bring a complete list of current medications, doses, and frequency. Please include both creams and OTC meds.
Fill out the new patient forms found on our website and bring your insurance card, government photo ID, referral from your Dr. if applicable, and all new patient forms completely filled out. Also, any medical records from your referring physician and/or previous allergist. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
How many tests will be performed, and what is the cost of testing?
The number and type of tests will determine each patient’s cost. Unfortunately, we are only able to give you an estimate, not an exact quote. If you have further questions, we recommend reaching out to your insurance provider first before calling our office.
What is the cost of a new patient appointment?
The number and type of tests will determine each patient’s cost. Unfortunately, we are unable to quote an exact amount. We can give an estimate, however, we cannot quote any amounts exactly.
Will my insurance pay for all allergy testing?
Most insurance carriers have plans that cover allergy, however, with continuous changes taking place in the insurance industry, we recommend that you contact your insurance carrier to verify your allergy benefits. Deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurance may apply and must be paid at the time of your appointment.
There is a range of visit codes in each category of the new patient visit.
You will be charged for just one code in the following code ranges:
- 99201 - 99205
Testing codes which may be performed:
- 95004 - percutaneous (scratch) test
- 95024 - intracutaneous (intradermal) test
- 94010 - spirometry test
- 94060 - pre and post bronchodilator spirometry to measure lung capacity
Allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) program extract and injection codes for treatment:
- 95165- allergy extract
- 95115 - one allergy injection
- 95117 - two or more allergy injections
- 95145 - 95149 - venom antigen treatment (only one of the codes in this range will be billed)
How many days prior to allergy testing do I need to stop antihistamines?
Please discontinue your antihistamines (oral, eye drops, and nasal sprays) four full days prior to your skin test appointment.
Will I get my skin test results on the same day as the testing?