The PATMOS Payment Policy
We are honored that you have entrusted us with your medical needs today and hope that you will recommend us to your friends and use us again in the future should you have need.  

What is the PATMOS payment policy?

PATMOS simply stands for “Payment At The Moment Of Service”.  In other words, we request that you pay immediately after you are seen and treated by the doctor.  We do this to keep the cost as low as possible for people who don’t have insurance or who have yet to reach their insurance deductible for the year.  

Patmos was the island to which St. John and others were exiled during Biblical times, and  PATMOS EmergiClinic is here today to provide medical care primarily to those who are effectively "exiled" from our current healthcare system – people without health insurance. 

How much will I have to pay?

There is a list of charges under fee schedule.  If there is any question, we will be glad to quote you a price before the doctor sees you. 

How do I pay?

You may pay with cash or credit/debit card. You may pay with a check after the first visit.

What if I don’t have the money today?

If you have none of these today, we will consider a payment plan on a case-by-case basis.  If you do not pay or arrange payment after being treated by the physician, we will not be able to care for you in the future for other medical problems until you have paid your bill.  In addition, you will have lost your privilege to pay after being seen; you will have to pay before being seen as most other clinics require for patients without insurance.

What if I have insurance?

If you have insurance, we will be glad to provide a medical claim for you to file with your insurance company.  We can also arrange for a billing firm to fill out and submit the claim for you, for an additional fee of $10.  Please note, however, we cannot guarantee you that your insurance company will reimburse you for this visit.  All questions regarding your bill should be directed toward the billing company and your insurer.

June 23, 2007  version