Fees & Payment
In-Home Lactation Consultations
Most visits are 1- 1.5 hours in length and the fee includes continued telephone support for the established visit issues as needed.
* Additional fee may be applicable in some cases based on consultant travel time ($10.00- $30.00)
Telephone Lactation Consultation
$20.00 for 30 minutes
Appropriate when breastfeeding is going well and physical assessments are not necessary (for example, with back to work concerns)
In-home Postpartum Care
$50.00 per hour for singletons
$55.00 per hour for multiples
Available Monday - Friday, weekends as needed
A minimum of 3 hours per day is required, and most families find that two or three visits per week for several weeks is the most effective schedule with helping them adjust to their new life with baby.
Non-refundable Deposit: $90.00
(Deducted from final invoice)
* Additional fee may be applicable in some cases based on doula travel time ($10.00- $30.00)
Questions about your payments
Are claims filed with my insurance by Blessed Beginnings?
You can submit a request to verify your insurance through the link on our website. If your insurance company does not cover the cost of the visit, you will receive a statement summary and a lactation-specific Superbill to file the visit charges with your insurance provider directly for potential reimbursement, when applicable.
When do I pay Blessed Beginnings?
Unless visits are covered through Lactation Network, payment for the consult fee is expected at the time of service. Cash, check, or credit card payments are accepted.
Note: 3% fee will be added for credit card payment.
Will I be able to receive reimbursement from my insurance provider?
Possibly. The degree of coverage varies widely and in some cases may be limited to in-network providers. While Blessed Beginnings does not require a written physician’s order, one may be necessary to file for reimbursement with most insurance companies. Pre-authorization may also be required with some policies.
Blessed Beginnings is not a "preferred provider" with any insurance company but is registered by tax ID number with most major insurance providers.
It is advisable to discuss details of reimbursement eligibility for lactation services with your insurance provider prior to scheduling a lactation visit. We encourage you to submit all charges for processing even if you do not expect the services to be covered.
Use this helpful toolkit from the National Women's Law Center to understand your coverage under the Health Care Law
Are there other options for reimbursement?
Yes. Lactation consultations, breastpumps, and supplies that assist lactation are eligible medical expenses for reimbursement through various health savings accounts or as itemized tax deductions. A letter of medical necessity from your primary care provider may be required by some health saving plan administrators to process the consultation fee as a medical expense.
Payment is expected at time of service. Cash, check, or credit card accepted. Note: additional 3% fee for credit card payments.