As part of the CARES Act, funding has been set aside to cover uninsured patients for COVID-19 testing and treatment i.e COVID-19 Uninsured Program. Services provided under this program are at zero cost to the patient.
When you leave your child under the age of 18 in the care of others, it is important to provide for authorization of urgent medical care. By completing and signing the authorization form below, you will enable the appointed adult to give the medical provider permission to provide medical treatment to your child when you are unavailable to authorize required treatment in person.
I, the undersigned Parent or Legal Guardian of the child listed:
Authorization For Care & Treatment
I consent to the following treatment: administration and performance of all treatments, administration of any needed anesthetics, performance of such procedures as may be deemed necessary or advisable in the treatment of this patient, use of prescribed medication, performance of diagnostic procedures, tests, and/or cultures, performance of other medically accepted laboratory tests that may be considered medically necessary or advisable based on the judgment of the attending provider. I fully understand that this is given in advance of any specific diagnosis or treatment. I intend this consent to be continuing in nature even after a specific diagnosis has been made and treatment recommended. I agree to provide accurate and thorough information regarding my medical history and any conditions or events that may impact medical decisions. This consent will remain in full force until revoked in writing.
I understand that under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), I have certain rights to privacy regarding my protected health information. I understand that this information can and will be used to: Conduct, plan and direct my treatment and follow-up among the multiple healthcare providers who may be involved in that treatment directly and indirectly, Obtain payment from third-party payers. Conduct normal healthcare operations such as quality assessments and physician certifications. I have received, read and understand your Notice of Privacy Practices containing a more complete description of the uses and disclosure of my health information. I understand that this organization has the right to change its Notice of Privacy Practices from time to time and that I may contact this organization at any time at the address above to obtain a current copy of the Notice of Private Practices. I understand that I may request in writing that you restrict how my private information is used or disclosed to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations. I also understand you are not required to agree to my requested restrictions, but if you do agree then you are bound to abide by such restrictions.
Release of Information and referrals
I, the undersigned, acknowledge and give permission to Grand Ave Urgent Care (GAUC) to disclose my healthcare information for the purposes of further treatment, payment, and healthcare operations. A photocopy of this consent shall be considered as valid as the original.
GAUC does participate with numerous insurance companies. Co-payments, co-insurances and/or non-covered services are required to be paid by you in full at the time of service. Insurance contracts state the balance and copayments cannot be waived. Such insurance may include, but is limited to, private commercial insurance, auto insurance, workers compensation, Medicare and Tricare. There are some insurance carriers with which we do not have a contract. I will be responsible for the entirety of the cost of services and considered an uninsured patient. I certify that the information given regarding my insurance is accurate and current to the best of my knowledge. If a claim is denied by insurance because I did not provide the correct insurance information or respond to any information requests in a timely manner, I understand that I will be financially responsible for any and all treatment(s) received.
Payment is due at the time of service at the current self-pay rate. I will be responsible for services rendered at an uninsured discount for the visit, procedures and other medical services.
Disclosure of Ownership Interest
GAUC is wholly owned by John Jacobs, N.P. Because the provider owns the practice, he is best able to ensure the highest level of care is provided.
Notice of Separate Billing
The provider may order laboratory and/or other radiology services for you while you are in our facility. We do not bill for any services sent out to another facility. If you have any questions pertaining to your third-party lab or radiology bill, please contact their billing office as we are not their billing department.
I understand that if my account is not paid in full, my account will be turned over to a third-party collection company for further processing and I will be responsible for paying any collection fee incurred by the practice. Any such fees will be added to the outstanding balance owed. No additional appointments will be made for delinquent accounts until they are brought current.
Occ Med Patients
Payment for services rendered at GAUC for Occupational Health Medicine will be the responsibility of the company for whom I am employed. I am responsible for any services provided but not covered by my employer.