Methods of Payment
An important message for our Dental and Dental Hygiene Students’ and Residents’ Patients. Due to the rapidly spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our student dental clinics and specialty clinics will be closed through April 24. We will contact you to reschedule your appointment.
We are adhering to State and Federal agencies and CDC guidelines, including asking all patients about travel history or if they are experiencing any type of cold or flu-like symptoms. If you have traveled abroad to an area affected by COVID-19, have had close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or are experiencing any type of flu-like symptoms such as fever, coughing, and shortness of breath, please help us maintain a safe environment for our patients by scheduling your dental appointment at a later date.
Please visit the OSU Wexner Medical Center’s Coronavirus page for recommendations about how to protect yourself and when to seek care.
Ohio State Dental Clinic
Our Ohio State Dental Clinic patients are responsible for payment in full at the time of treatment.
Accepted methods of payment: Cash, check (established patients only), Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover (including Flexible Spending credit cards).
Patients with Delta Dental including Ohio State faculty, staff and students, are only required to pay estimated co-payments and deductibles. We also accept the following state sponsored insurance plans: Medicaid, CareSource, Molina, and United Healthcare Community Plan with these plans required co-pays are due at the time of service and payment in full for non-covered services. Patients with other insurance carriers who have out of network benefits will pay in full and we will submit a claim to your carrier asking them to reimburse you.
Payment exceptions can possibly be made for patients with extensive treatment plans; with most plans we can request a predetermination, after written results are returned by the insurance carrier the patients can pay only their estimated co-pays and deductibles up front. Predeterminations typically take 6-12 weeks and are not a guarantee of payment. Once treatment is complete and the claim is filed any outstanding balance not covered by the insurance carrier is the patients responsibility and due immediately.
For more information
For additional questions regarding financial policies please call (614) 292-0335.
Dental Faculty Practice
Dental Faculty Practice patients are responsible for copay(s) and/or payment for services at the time of treatment. The Dental Faculty Practice accepts many health insurance programs. If you wish to be treated by a provider for a specific insurance plan, please be sure to verify that your dentist is a participating member of your particular plan. Cash, check, debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are all accepted methods of payment. Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending benefit cards or checks and Care Credit are also acceptable. For questions about methods of payment call (614) 292-1472.