This page provides you with practical information about our practice. It includes descriptions of our office location, including a map and directions, hours, appointment scheduling, insurance acceptance and billing policies.
Gonzales Doctor - Gonzales Medical Office
|Monday:||08:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||08:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||08:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Thursday:||08:00 AM - 08:00 PM|
|Friday:||08:00 AM - 02:00 PM|
Monday – Thursday
|Noon to 2:00 PM|
|Week Day||First Appointment||Last Appointment|
|Monday||8:00 AM||5:50 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM||5:50 PM|
|Wednesday||8:00 AM||5:50 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM||7:50 PM|
We know you have many choices when choosing a family physician in Gonzales, TX, so we have made requesting an appointment a simple process via our website. If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment or will be delayed, please call us as soon as possible.
Garth Vaz, MD / The Vaz Clinic, believes that part of good healthcare practice is to establish and communicate a financial policy to our patients. We are dedicated to providing the best possible care for you, and we want you to completely understand our financial policy.
TVC Financial Policy 2016
Medical Services Billing: If TVC is in-network for your insurance carrier(s) we will file charges directly to your insurance(s). You are responsible for payment of any allowable patient balance at time of service. If we know at the time of service that there is the possibility that a charge for tests or procedures are not paid by your insurance carrier you will be asked to sign a release form (ABN) acknowledging your responsibility for payment of these services. Our billing office number is 830/632-7920.
* I agree to make ALL PAYMENTS WHICH ARE DUE AT THE TIME OF SERVICE this includes:
Copays – Copay amounts are usually listed on the front of your card. We also verify your insurance benefits for correct payment amounts. *no payment agreements*
Deductibles – If your insurance has deductibles for services provided you are required to pay the estimated deductible.
Self-Pay Visits – You must pay a deposit in advance of $200 and pay for any additional services at check-out.
* Cancellations / No-Shows –
If I do not call in advance at least 30 minutes prior to my appointment time, it is considered a “No Show”. I agree to pay a $35.00 fee for 3 (three) “No Show” plus $15.00 for EACH ADDITIONAL “No Show”.
Auto Accident Patients - If you are an auto accident patient you will be responsible for paying the full balance the day of the visit. We will give you a summary of your charges so that you can submit to the auto-insurance company. We cannot bill for this type of visit.
Workers Compensation Visit - If you are being seen under a Workers Compensation claim you must have a completed injury form from your employer and/or have Dr. Vaz listed as the PCP for authorization or you will be treated as a “self-pay” patient. We cannot bill your regular insurance for these claims.
Routine Physicals and Preventative Services - Some insurances have limitations on the dollar amount of service. You will be responsible for any owed amounts at time of service.
DOT Physicals – We are no longer performing this service.
Indemnity Plans - We do not accept indemnity plans we are not in network with. For those indemnity plans we are in network with we require paying the full balance the day of the visit.
HRA/HSA Accounts - We expect payment(s) at time of service. We cannot wait for an HRA/HSA account to pay on claims as they do not guarantee payment. We will reimburse you or apply the credit to your account for any paid amounts.
* Patients in Collections - Patients with unpaid balances in collections can be terminated as patients with TVC and will be required to pay the outstanding balance in full before they can be seen again as active patients of TVC.
· I agree to pay a $25 collection fee if my account balance qualifies for collection agency.
· I agree to pay the charge of 10% of my account balance if I do not pay the requested balance in full at time of service.
I agree to pay a $35 fee if my payment processes as non-sufficient funds.
Charges in Advance –
You are welcome to ask about our fees before the visit, but many fees are determined by the complexity of the patient’s problem and the amount of time spent with the doctor. Therefore, we may not be able to state the exact amount of charges in advance. In addition to the “up-front” fees there may be a balance owed, which you will pay at the time of check out. In the event that there is an over-collection we can apply credit to your account or issue refund.
* After hours’ and Outside of Regular Working Hours fee will be asked to be paid upfront.
· As a self-paid patient, I agree to pay $30.00
· As a patient with insurance, I agree to pay the charge amount depended from the insurance carrier
· For Medicare or Medicaid patient there is no charge
After Hour Clinic
After hours’ clinic is open for patient convenience to be able to see the doctor after work.
Monday – Wednesday: from 5PM to 6PM
Thursday: from 5PM to 8PM
Friday: from 12PM to 1PM
Service Provided After Working Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: After 12PM and after 6PM
Thursday: After 12PM and after 8PM
Friday: After 2PM
If you have questions in regard to any of your billing statements our accounts receivable staff is available to assist you. Our billing office number is 830/632-7920.
Your Medical Home
At The Vaz Clinic, we strive to become Your Medical Home. Much has been said lately about the value of establishing a Medical Home for yourself to ensure optimal medical care. We at The Vaz Clinic, P.A. are pleased to provide you this high level of service! Your Medical Home is the place where ALL your medical records can reside, within our Electronic Medical Records, for easy retrieval when needed. A Medical Home helps your Primary Care Physician to better coordinate all your medical care. It provides a one-stop shop for managing care between your Primary Care Physician and any Medical Specialists you may need now, and into the future. Establishing Your Medical Home assists you in becoming, through the help of your Primary Care Physician, the master of your health care ship.