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Policies and Payment Options

 

Equi is dedicated to making healthcare affordable as well as accessible, but we do have to keep it sustainable so we can keep the doors open. Please help us help you by making sure you contact your HR department and/or your insurance company and ask them to explain your coverage, your co-pays and any deductible that might apply to your visit. We will handle the billing, and try to help you understand the answers you get, but your payment, whatever the method, is your responsibility. 

 

If you do not have insurance and are low income, our providers may be able to offer you a financial hardship rate. We have a limited number of these to grant, and they either expire or must be renewed after 6 months. If you are interested in more information about this option, please speak directly to the staff or your provider, or contact us with questions.

 

Same day cancellations are subject to a fee, which may be waived at the providers discretion. If you are going to be late, be sure to contact us ASAP, and understand that your appointment may need to be shortened or even rescheduled due to the high volume of patients we are trying to assist. If you are an OHP member, we cannot legally charge a same day fee, so all OHP members have a 3 strike policy: if it becomes a pattern, you will need to discuss it with the doctor, and may be released from care. You are very important to us, but we have a large community to serve--please be mindful of your providers time.

 

Same day cancellation fees

Dr. Carter: $40

Dr. Shapiro: $40

Dr. Lucy $40

Rowan Everard: $20

Leah Gregory: 1/2 the session cost

 

Dr. Carter and Dr. Shapiro currently accept payments by cash, check, or credit card. They are on panel with the following insurance companies: Optum/United, Aetna, Cigna, MODA, Lifewise, HealthNet, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. They are currently working on credentialing with Kaiser/CHP and Oregon Health Co-op. They do take OHP (including OHP Kaiser, OHP Providence, Health Share/Care Oregon, and Family Care,)  but please note: if you have Providence, standard or OHP panel, you will need a referral from an MD to see an ND. 

 

They both also offer a financial hardship rate of $30 for folks who are low income and/or uninsured, on a limited basis. Dr. Carter is also a member of the Portland Patient Physician Cooperative. For more information, please visit www.ppcpdxcoop.com.

 

Dr. Reeve currently accepts payments by cash, check, or by credit card through Square. They can bill Cigna, OHP Care Oregon and Family Care, and they are working on credentialing with more insurance companies (updates soon!). They are a member of the Portland Patient Physician Cooperative (more info here: https://pdx.patientphysiciancoop.com). They also offer cash pay visits, and a financial hardship rate of $45 for limited patients. 

 

Rowan Everard currently accepts payments by cash, check and Paypal. He is on panel with the following insurance companies: Cigna, Lifewise and Reliant, OHP and other panels are pending. He offers a financial hardship rate of $25, and welcomes both scheduled and walk in clients on Saturdays from 11am-5pm.

 

Leah Gregory currently accepts payments by Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, and Visa. Leah is currently out of network with all insurance plans. Leah offers a sliding scale (from $40 - $80,) rate to be determined in your consultation. 

 

 

Our Mission

To empower and improve the health of the LGBTQQI2S communities of the Pacific Northwest. We provide services and programs through a community health clinic.

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4115 N. Mississippi Ave. PDX 97217

Phone: 503.459.2584 | Fax: 503.719.8244

Front desk: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

info@equi-institute.org

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