A common question we hear from patients before they come to us for treatment is “How much will this cost?” They are often pleasantly surprised to hear that most of our patients have their treatment covered by insurance.
During your first visit to The Vein Care Center, you will meet with one of our physicians for a consultation appointment. This appointment is billed to your insurance and the cost to you is typically the co-pay you pay when visiting a doctor’s office. At this appointment we will examine you, discuss your diagnosis and treatment options, and review your insurance benefits with you.
Varicose vein treatment is often covered by insurance. In the past, insurance companies were more apt to cover the traditional treatment for vein disease -- surgery. But now, most are providing coverage for EVLT as a primary treatment and sclerotherapy as a secondary treatment. Of course, patients and their physicians need to illustrate that treatment is medically necessary. When the ultrasound tests demonstrate that the vein valves do not function correctly, insurance companies will pay their portion of the cost of the appropriate treatment. However, they all mandate that prescription compression stockings and conservative treatment must be tried by patients for a specified period of time prior to treatment. Insurance companies, by contract, require our Vein Center to collect co-payments and deductibles for all office visits and procedures.
Our staff is highly experienced in working directly with insurance companies to ensure you’re getting the treatment that’s covered. We will work with you to maximize your insurance benefits.
When insurance does not cover the cost of treatment, the Vein Care Center offers a Care Credit option to patients who qualify. Care Credit is a credit plan that can be used as a payment option for certain health-related expenses not covered by insurance. You can even use it for co-payments and deductibles.
Through Care Credit, The Vein Care Center offers 6-month interest free financing. You can apply online or apply over the phone by calling (800) 677-0718 between 8 AM and 9 PM, PST to immediately find out if you are approved. Or, you can Download and Print the application and bring it in with you to our Vein Care Center.
Most Services are Covered by Insurance!!
We participate in many insurance programs and are familiar with individual insurance requirements for diagnosis and treatment. We accept assignment and will file your insurance claim for you. We will do our best to let you know how much your out-of-pocket portion will be before moving forward.
Services Prices for uninsured patients OR if insurance denies coverage:
Your initial consultation with a vein specialist is free. At this appointment you will have the opportunity to ask questions and to learn about cutting edge technology. This visit is informational and nondiagnostic.
Diagnostic Ultrasound and Physical Assessment
Your procedure is called a diagnostic ultrasound or mapping, to look beneath the skin and provide a detailed road map of the veins in your leg. A Board Certified Provider will complete a physical exam, review your ultrasound findings, and discuss your individual treatment plan.
Ultrasound Doppler Exam $300
Provider Exam $100
Endovenous Laser Ablation
Your treatment is called EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation), which uses laser energy to close the problem vein at the source. We use the latest and greatest lasers. EVLA is safe, very effective, and gentle on your legs allowing you to resume normal activities immediately following the procedure.
$1500 /per EVLA
Add $445 second EVLA, same leg, same day
Add $750 second EVLA, opposite leg, same day
This procedure is best for very large bulging, ropy varicose veins. This procedure is often done after EVLA of the underlying problem vein. The procedure is often combined with USGS. Very small 1mm incisions are made around the region to be treated. A very small hook is then inserted to grab the varicosed vein and pull it out. This typically does not leave any scar.
$500 for 1-5 incisions
$750 for 6-10 incisions
$1000 for 11-20 incisions
$1500 for 20-30 incisions
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
USGS (Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy). This procedure enables us to deliver medication into any remaining diseased veins and close them down. Closed veins are then gradually absorbed by your body. Several sessions may be necessary to achieve the optimal long-term outcome.
$1000 /one leg
$2000 /both legs
Spider and reticular Vein Treatment with sclerotherapy
As with all procedures, the cost of sclerotherapy varies based on several factors. Although the experience of specific providers can often affect the cost, the single most influencing factor over cost is often the geographic location of where you are seeking treatment, with fees running considerably higher on both coasts, as well as in the larger metropolitan areas. The most important factor influencing the cost of treatment is the size of the treatment area and the number of veins being treated, as these factors will determine the number of treatment sessions that will be required for full spider vein clearance. Most of our spider vein patients typically require 1-4 sclerotherapy sessions spaced 2-4 weeks apart. There is also an additional fee for a pair of prescription-grade compression stockings that need to be worn after each treatment session. It’s important to note that spider vein treatment is most often considered cosmetic and almost never covered by insurance. Many patients are often able to apply FSA/HSA funds towards their spider vein treatment and stockings. For simplicity with charge per ML of sclerosing agents including all costs:
STS (Sodium Tetradecyl Sulphate): $60 per ml.
Asclera (polidocanol): $75 per ml OR $150 per 2ml vial.
We carry a variety of compression products. Insurance coverage requires you wear compression for 90 days before more definitive treatment can be considered. Unfortunately, insurance does not pay for these. Typically, compression stockings cost $40-$80 which is expensive for what some may consider a medical grade pair of socks or hosiery. When it comes o compression, price typically does correlate with quality. In addition, finer fabrics and more fashionably appealing compression are more expensive. We stock medical grade compression to meet insurance requirements starting at $50/pair.
Price range: $50-$125