Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm. Weekend appointments are available sometimes for urgent issues.
I am an in-network provider with Aetna and Amerihealth. If your plan covers lactation consultant services, you are likely eligible for up to 6 visits at no charge to you. Telehealth is covered by Aetna as well.
For Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO (Horizon BCBS, Anthem BCBS and out of state BCBS plans) and CIGNA PPO, my services are often covered through Lactation Network (lactationnetwork.com). Please go to https://go.lactationnetwork.com/BranchburgLactation and complete the insurance information. If approved, up to 3 visits are covered 100% with more potentially available with approval.
OUT OF NETWORK FEES
If you are not covered by Aetna or Amerihealth or did not receive coverage approval from Lactation Network, you will need to pay out of pocket for your appointment. However, we can provide documentation for our clients to seek reimbursement from their plans. Please contact your carrier directly for details. In many cases, the cost of a consultation can be applied to a Health Care Spending Account as well.
Initial In-Home Lactation Consultation (60-120 minutes): $200 ($150 for telehealth)
Follow-Up In-Home Lactation Consultation (30-60 minutes): $100 ($75 for telehealth)
Prenatal Consultation (60-90 minutes): $75
All services are 50% off for parents who are enrolled in WIC or Medicaid eligible.
Unlimited email follow-up support is included with all consultations.
Payment is accepted by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
The Value of a Lactation Consultation
Insurance reimbursement has been continually improving as a result of the Affordable Care Act. If you find that your consultation or breast pump rental are not covered, you are still getting a great value for your investment in breastfeeding. Costs of not breastfeeding include:
The price of a lactation consultation is 4-6% of the cost of formula alone during the first year (estimated at $2000). Of course, the costs of not breastfeeding are spread out over the course of the first year whereas a lactation consultation is paid in one lump sum, which can be difficult for new parents if they find insurance will not reimburse. So here are a few ideas that may help: