Pediatric Eye Care & Surgery
FOR OUR NEW PATIENTS
FOR OUR NEW PATIENTS
We welcome you to our office and look forward to providing your child's eye care.
Prior to scheduling an appointment, please verify that Dr. Whang participates with your insurance plan. There are some new narrow-network plans for which Dr. Whang is not a participating provider. Some insurance companies have Dr. Whang listed as an individual while others have the corporation listed, so please ask specifically for Sarah J. Whang, M.D. AND for Pediatric Eye Care & Surgery Medical Corporation. If your child has Medi-Cal insurance either as primary or secondary insurance, please contact your child's pediatrician for authorization to see another pediatric ophthalmologist.
Dr. Whang is accepting new patients 11 years of age and younger. If your child is 12 years of age or older, please feel free to reach out to another ophthalmologist to schedule an appointment.
Once you have confirmed that Dr. Whang participates with your insurance plan, please print, complete, and sign the 3 new patient PDF forms below (patient registration, medical history, and financial policy) and fax or mail the paperwork to the office. Please also fax or mail a copy of the front AND BACK of your medical insurance card(s) for primary insurance (and secondary insurance, if applicable).
If you have HMO insurance, please have your child's primary care physician fax a copy of the authorization for CPT codes 99204 and 92004 to my office at (714) 633-9196. If your child has strabismus (an eye misalignment), I am also requesting CPT code 92060.
Once the authorization (for HMO insurance), the copy of the front AND BACK of your medical insurance card(s), and the new patient paperwork are received and processed, we will call you to schedule your child's appointment.
Please review the COVID-19 section before your child's appointment.
For new patients, Dr. Whang's evaluation may require 2 separate visits. During the initial evaluation of your child’s eyes, Dr. Whang will determine the need for your child to return for a dilated eye exam. If a return visit is needed, Dr. Whang will provide a prescription for the dilating eye drop for parents to take to their pharmacy. The eye drops will need to be administered 1 hour prior and 30 minutes prior to the dilated eye exam. To minimize contact and to maintain everyone's health and safety, Dr. Whang will no longer be administering eye drops for dilation in the office.
The Notice of Privacy Practices, which describes how medical information about your child may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information, is also available below.
If your child wears glasses and/or contact lenses, please have him/her wear the glasses, NOT the contact lenses. Please bring the contact lens boxes to the appointment with Dr. Whang.
Dr. Whang does not participate with any vision plans and will bill only your medical insurance, NOT your vision insurance.
If you have any questions, please contact us at (714) 633-0321. We look forward to seeing you soon.