How Much Does a Pediatric Sleep Visit Cost? Is It Covered By Insurance?
Are you looking for a pediatric sleep doctor who covers most of the insurances? At Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders, we accept most medical insurances such as Blue Cross, Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, and Medicare. Call us for more information.
If your child has been suffering from issues with sleep, then you might be considering taking him or her in for a pediatric sleep visit. This is definitely a good idea, but you might be hesitating because of the cost. Pediatric sleep visits are affordable for most parents. Let’s take a closer look at the costs, insurance coverage, and other factors involved in your decision.
Would my child benefit from a visit with a pediatric sleep doctor?
If your child has been struggling with sleep regularly, then he or she will likely benefit from a visit with a pediatric sleep doctor. During a visit, your child can be tested and treated for sleep issues and any other issues that could be affecting his or her sleep. For example, your child could have sleep apnea or another sleep disorder that could be caused or complicated by snoring, bedwetting, enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids, or a jaw joint disorder (TMJ disorder).
Some of those issues any many others can be treated with oral appliance therapy, which can be a much better option over CPAP therapy with a continuous positive airway pressure machine. With oral appliance therapy, a simple, comfortable mouth insert is used instead, and very often a child’s symptoms are reduced drastically. This could very well be the perfect solution for your child’s particular sleep issues.
Should my child have a sleep study done?
Another benefit of taking your child in for a visit with a pediatric sleep doctor is that the doctor might offer your child a sleep study. This kind of study is one of the best ways to determine whether your child has a sleep disorder or any other sleep-related issues. During this study, your child will be kept overnight at a clinic and the doctor will observe your child’s sleep habits, sleep behaviors, and breathing. And after recording this information, the doctor will likely be able to determine what the issue is, then treat it.
Now that you have a better understanding of the benefits of taking your child in for a professional visit, let’s look at the other factor in your decision: the cost!
So how much does a pediatric sleep visit cost? And is it covered by insurance?
Typically, the cost of taking your child in to see a pediatric sleep doctor is affordable for parents and covered by their insurance. The costs vary depending on the services required, the particular service provider, and the insurance provider, but for a service like an overnight sleep study, parents can expect an average cost of around $1000 to $2000 before insurance is applied. Insurance, including Medicare, can cover the majority of the cost. You can expect your child’s visit with us here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders to be affordable.
Here at our clinic, we work with most major insurance providers to help you cover the cost of your child’s visit with us. An initial visit, subsequent visits, a sleep study, and oral appliance therapy can be covered by insurance.
If you’d like to learn more about any of our services and their costs, then we’d like to hear from you at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders. We have many clinic locations in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin, so please visit our Appointments page for our addresses and contact information. From that page, you can also book a consultation with us. We would be happy to meet you and your child to discuss his or her sleep and the possibility of a sleep study, so contact us today to get started!