Bayside Eye Center
314 N. Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda FL 33950 941-637-0202
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New Patient Information and Insurance

When you visit Bayside Eye Center, you are more than just a patient: you are a valued partner in your eye care and health. Our goal is to equip you with all the necessary information so all of your questions are answered to your complete satisfaction.

New Patient Information

Our Welcome Packet is full of valuable new patient information so the process is as seamless as possible. You can source things like:

  • What To Bring To Your First Appointment
  • Medical History Questionnaire
  • HIPPA Release
  • Summary of our Financial Policy
  • Release of Records Authorization
  • Dilation Procedure Release

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information in our welcome package, give us a call. We are happy to walk you through it and answer all of your questions.

Download Our Welcome Packet

What Does Medical Insurance Typically Cover?

Medical insurance plans cover any procedure or office visit that includes a medical diagnosis — though this doesn’t factor in copays, deductibles, etc. Things like eyeglasses or contact lenses prescriptions are not considered medically necessary by many insurance plans. Therefore you will be responsible for payment for these types of products and other non-medically necessary procedures at the time of your appointment.

Our Accepted Insurance Providers

At Bayside Eye Center, we accept and direct bill most major providers, including:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • United Health Care
  • Medicare

We understand that there are plenty of carriers out there. While we do take most major insurance plans, we may not accept them all. Contact us to find out if we accept your insurer. We are happy to help and answer all of your questions.

It’s helpful that you know your health insurance plan and what it covers before visiting our office. Know your annual deductible, have your insurance card ready, and be aware of what you will be billed for.

Our Accepted HMOs

The only HMOs we currently accept are:

  • AARP
  • BCBS

All other HMO patients should call to make sure we’re in the network, and to obtain any necessary referrals from their primary care physician.

Vision Plans

At this time we do not accept vision plans, because vision insurance is limited in what it covers. Vision plans only offer a basic eye exam, and the reimbursement is very small. The basic exam that’s offered by most vision plans is not up to Bayside Eye Center standards of eye care, as we want to provide our patients with the most thorough and comprehensive eye exam possible. By not being confined to a vision plan, our eye doctors can provide you with the best.

Find Us in Downtown Punta Gorda

Our location in downtown Punta Gorda makes your visit to the optometrist as convenient as possible. Our central location is easily accessible and we have parking available for all our patients. Find us across from the Herald Court Garage on the corner of Highway 41 Northbound and E Olympia Ave.

Our Address

314 N. Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Contact Information

Phone: 941-637-0202
[email protected]
Monday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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