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Insurance Information

The services of Dr. Wheatall are sometimes covered under health insurance and other times they are covered by vision care insurance. Hopefully the information below will help clarify this situation.

Health Insurance

Services associated with evaluation and treatment of ocular and ocular manifestations of systemic disease are covered by health insurance. Examples of conditions falling into this category are exams associated with diabetes mellitus, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, corneal dystrophy, ocular allergies, ocular infections, dry eyes, ocular inflammations and treatment of eye injuries.

Some of the health insurance companies Dr. Wheatall participates with are as follows:

Blue Shield (out of Highmark area)
Cigna Healthcare
First Health
Gateway Medicare Assured and Gateway Medicaid
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (Access Card)
RailRoad Medicare
UPMC Medical (including UPMC for You, UPMC for Life)
United Healthcare

Vision Care Insurance

Services associated with routine eye exams without evaluation, treatment or management of eye disease, prescription of glasses and contact lenses are covered by this type of insurance.

Some of the insurance companies that Dr. Wheatall participates with in this category include:

Davis Vision
EyeMed Vision Care
FreedomBlue Vision
Gateway Vision
March Vision Care for Unison Health Plan
National Vision Administrators (NVA)
Opticare for UPMC Medical Plans
Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (Access Card)
Superior Vision Services
UPMC Vision
Vision Benefits of America (VBA)
Vision Care Plan/CompBenefits
Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Should you need more information about your insurance coverage or benefits for services and material please contact Dr. Wheatall’s office at 724-287-1771.