[Parentsgroup-list] No well-baby visits with BCBS??

Amanda Alvine amueller at math.harvard.edu
Mon Dec 4 10:03:28 EST 2006

My daughter *is* 4, and they laid out *in the BCBS list of covered care* 
that you had x # of well-baby visits for this age child, with any doctor 
who took BCBS, *certainly* 4 years ago, and almost certainly this last 
year when I had my second baby and checked back into it.  I have used the 
out-of-house pediatrics.  I have been with UHS for going on 8 years now 
(blush!).  This is new--at least relatively new.

UHS is absolutely primary care for adults.  No argument.  But they used to 
let you choose your pediatrician elsewhere, perhaps because they don't 
have as full a range of drs to choose from on the 4th floor.

Do they still let you go out-of-house for OB?  They also have in-house OB 


On Mon, 4 Dec 2006, wenc at fas.harvard.edu wrote:

> Hmm--as far as I know this is not a new policy--my son is almost 4 and I have
> always been under the impression that UHS was our primary care source--and
> anything else was for special care.
> They do have some kind of pamphlet or something that I saw last year and the
> year before that makes this clear.  I think it's a common misconception that
> UHS is 'just' student health services, when it's actually designed to be a full
> clinical service not just for students but for employees and their families as
> well.  (I know it took me about 2 years to figure this out.)
> Christine
> Quoting Amanda Alvine <amueller at math.harvard.edu>:
>> But this policy has changed recently (like just *this school year*)--as
>> Justine pointed out, they used to cover all well-baby visits (they even
>> laid out how many--6 for the first year, 3(?) for the second, etc in their
>> literature) but appparrently they have stopped.  Thank you Justine for the
>> warning, Perhaps we could ask HUHS to make that a bit clearer--back when I
>> started using HUHS for more than just me, they pretty much told me *I*
>> had to get primary care there, and that the only two things I could go
>> out-of-house for were pediatrics (the whole thing) and OB care.
>> Apparently this has changed, and they should make this more clear to the
>> continuing subscribers.
>> Good luck with your appeal, Justine!
>> --Amanda
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